Today Deacon had his appointment with Early Childhood Intervention. An Occupational Therapist and Early Intervention Specialist came to our house to observe and interact with Deacon, and asked lots of milestone questions for their evaluation to see if he qualified for services.
Both girls were really nice and very thorough in answering questions. They used huge timelines with milestones listed on them, and highlighted the areas where he is successful. His gross motor skills are even above where they should be, but like we suspected, the fine motor skills (manipulating items with his hands), language, and socialization showed some deficits. He does qualify for services and starting next week will receive an hour of Occupational Therapy and an hour of Developmental Therapy per week at his daycare at no cost to us. They will send a report home following each visit with suggestions of activities to do at home and will also train his daycare teachers with the same activities while he is at school.
They left with a list of suggestions for us to start incorporating immediately, and I am excited to start helping him! I feel a little better knowing that we have a plan of action and support while we wait for answers from doctors.
5 days ago