All except Paige.
She will turn four next month and is still having speech and developmental delays. Her sentences consist of one or two words put together. I would say she has the vocabulary of a "normal" 2 1/2 year old. She doesn't really like to sit still. I have a hard time reading her a complete book without her getting up and walking around.
I wasn't concerned until recently. Her older sister had some speech dificulties and went to therapy until the 2nd grade when it was determined that she was "cured".
As time has progressed and she hasn't caught up Dave and I were realizing this was a different situation from that of her siblings. Her pediatrician threw the Autism word at us. I had a moment of panic, but after doing a little research on Autism I don't think she is Autistic. If she is it is a very mild case. I do however realize she has some developmental delays that need to be addressed asap.
So, we are having her tested for everything. She has appointments with speech therapists, occupational therapists, and a neurologist. She is also being evaluated by the school district speech department.
We had our first appointment yesterday.
With the speech therapist through our medical provider.
She was a very nice lady and Paige really liked her office. She had lots of fun toys that Paige enjoyed playing with while we talked.
She had some bubbles that Paige wanted to play with. The nice lady, Judy, said we would play with the bubbles after Paige looked at a book with her.
Paige did not want to look at the book.
She wanted bubbles.
Judy and I both told her she could not play with bubbles until we read the book.
She continued to be stubborn and refused to look at the book and say the words Judy wanted her to. She was not acting like a very nice little girl. I was having one of those mommy moments. You know, the ones where you are sure that a person thinks your child is a complete brat. The ones where you would like to crawl in a hole and hide from everyone.
After Judy tells her we are done, because it is apparent she will not be looking at the book today, Paige utters these four priceless words to her.
You A Stupid Head.
I was so proud. She actually said a sentence with more than two words in it.
Labels: Developmental Delays