So its that time of year again the IFSP review, Hate them. I always feel bad at the end of the review and want to cry. I think its because they focus so much on numbers. What Ethan can and can't do, what percentage he is behind and where we go from here. They all say how wonderful he is doing and at the same time I hear he is (percentage) behind. I have learned to hate percentages. I'm sick of early intervention. I do have to say it has helped Ethan a lot. He is 19 mo old walking almost running, ok fine motor but verbal he is not. He knows alot of signs but that doesn't count. And oh also doesn't count that he know shoes go on his feet they want him to point to his feet when asked and other body parts. We focus on so many other things but not the ones they test him on. I just don't get it. He is doing so good but when he isn't where they would like him to be or test him on something they know he can't do, it frustrates me.
I also have decided though it is nice the therapist come to our house is it too much to ask that they be on time some of the time. We have a life to, though it seems at times like we don't, between doctors and pt, ot, speech and special ed its crazy. I also hope that tommorrow doesn't bring news of increased therapy.
Oh and then the special ed teacher mentioned going to school next Jan 2012 and mom flipped. I'm not ready for him to go to school next year. The little guy gives and gives and they want more. It just seems like 2 is too early for school.