Saturday, March 5, 2011
Today we had a speech assessment for Jacob. It was with the speech pathologist. She and I had a discussion and I think I get where she is coming from now and she sees where I'm coming from. I've been a bit oversensitive about this, I know, and I'm trying to be open. Today she explained that she feels compared to her counterparts she probably keeps kids on longer than she should but she just wants to give them as much as she can. She explained how their minds are like sponges and so she likes to let them absorb as much now. I agree, and now hearing that she knows she over serves people I understand it and don't feel like "there is something wrong with my kid" as much as she just over serves kids. I'm okay with that. I told her that we would be continuing to come until she said we have to stop, I explained that I am not fond of the idea of speech but that I will everything for my child, he is first. So until she tells us to stop we will be going. I'm glad we had this conversation and now have a mutual understanding of where we are. On the other note she does want to take a break for the remainder of spring, just one or two more appointments and then do another assessment a few months down the road to see if he still needs to come or not.