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hearing it made it worse

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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Lilly had her final evaluation and we found out what exactly we are working with. Her speech isn't as bad as we feared she speaks at an 18 month level but she's 2.5 her issue is cognitive age. Essentially she is 15 months. Explains all the issues we've had. She starts speech therapy on Monday and her home therapist starts next Tuesday. The cognitive therapist comes to.our home from 9 to noon. I really hope this helps
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JTMOM422
by Brenda on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Good luck momma. 

takeitall13
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM

 hoping this helps you and Lilly too!!!  <3

dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Welcome to the group! You made a great choice in joining this group for ideas, suggestions, and support when you need it most in life. It can really seem bad when you first start being involved with Special Education in the Early Intervention services (http://www.wrightslaw.com/). For local resources, I recommend joining Autism Society (http://www.autism-society.org/) and Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org/). However, it is how she qualifies for the services to help her reach her full potential in life. It does get better over time with the with the theraputic services that she receives. I also recommend that you reinforce and practice what she learns during her therapy sessions because practice makes perfect. You might also want to check out Easter Seals (http://www.easterseals.org/) and TheARC (http://www.thearc.org/). For activities, I recommend joining Special Olympics (http://www.specialolympics.org/) and Variety Club (http://www.usvariety.org/).

Dawn


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kaygarcia97
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Thank you. Ny husband has been having a hard time, nobody likes hearing that something might be different about their kids and he's no exception. His military training has made him kind of cold but he's working on it

Quoting takeitall13:

 hoping this helps you and Lilly too!!!  <3

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takeitall13
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM

 HUGS- well the great thing is is you found out early- the sooner they work with her the sooner she will have some results.  Our son is just now getting help too-it would have been sooner but it took a lot of convincing to get dh on board-  his family sits and tells him nothing is wrong- i'm home with him all day, definatly is something wrong.   You have a lot of supportive ladies here for you now- feel free to IM us or post your heart out <3

Quoting kaygarcia97:

Thank you. Ny husband has been having a hard time, nobody likes hearing that something might be different about their kids and he's no exception. His military training has made him kind of cold but he's working on it

Quoting takeitall13:

 hoping this helps you and Lilly too!!!  <3

 

GeoRocks
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Hugs hun and good luck. Hope it all helps her
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dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM

 It is really good in a way that he is in the military. His medical insurance is much better than what you would have to contend with in the civilian world trust me. They offer a special insurance for disabled military kids which can provide additional therapies beyond what she would receive in Early Intervention services. You might want to encourage your husband to go career in the military and to go for retirement benefits.

Quoting kaygarcia97:

Thank you. Ny husband has been having a hard time, nobody likes hearing that something might be different about their kids and he's no exception. His military training has made him kind of cold but he's working on it

Quoting takeitall13:

 hoping this helps you and Lilly too!!!  <3

Dawn


Group owner of Different Learners Support Group (http://www.cafemom.com/group/118648)

Cassidysmom611
by Bronze Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Good luck. Have faith that it will help! I know it did wonders for my DD, and now that she is in Preschool she continues to make great strides. 

kaygarcia97
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM
He would, but, he didn't hit SGT in time so they are forcing him out. He's going to get a job with coverage. One of my moms closest friends is a cognitive therapist and already said she would work with Lilly for a very small fee if she makes us pay at all. I feel incredibly lucky to have that connection.

Plus, my husband suffers from bad PTSD he was deployed five times and he's just done mentally and physically


Quoting dawncs:

 It is really good in a way that he is in the military. His medical insurance is much better than what you would have to contend with in the civilian world trust me. They offer a special insurance for disabled military kids which can provide additional therapies beyond what she would receive in Early Intervention services. You might want to encourage your husband to go career in the military and to go for retirement benefits.


Quoting kaygarcia97:

Thank you. Ny husband has been having a hard time, nobody likes hearing that something might be different about their kids and he's no exception. His military training has made him kind of cold but he's working on it


Quoting takeitall13:


 hoping this helps you and Lilly too!!!  <3

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Jenniy
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Good luck. :)
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