I know it shouldn't have, but it did. Here's the basics...
My younger daughter, 2 1/2, is in a program called RISE for baby and family. This is a great program, really, and helps many children with learning disorders and autism among other things.
So we had her 6 months evaluation on how she's doing in the program. She's coming along nicely, and doing well minus a few aspects of her behavior.
They mention to me, my older daughter is the one with a more serious issue. I was kind of shocked to be honest. She will be 4 March 4th. She's very very smart, ahead for her age, but she has one issue. Her speech.
I know she has had issues, but we're working with her on them. She doesn't like to pronounce S if it's the beginning of a word. Like she says poon for spoon, cared for scared, hilly for silly. We've been really working with her and she's doing better. But some words, she adds an S to the beginning, like with knife, she says sife.
They mentioned the local school would do a free evaluation of her speech and if they see an issue, which there is one, they said this, she can get into preschool FREE when she turns 4. This would be amazing for her, helping her, but I don't want her to have the label of special ed either. I know that sounds horrible, but I'm thinking of her. I don't want her to have a hard time in school. She's such a good kid, smart, funny, amazing in every way.
I'm going to get her into the preschool program, no doubt because it's what's best for her. But I just needed to vent about how this felt. Would you feel the same way? Or do you deal with something like this too?