Isn't she beautiful? Clearly I'm biased, but seriously ... I could look at her all day long and never get bored. I'm sure lots of you don't understand that, but oh well. Haha.
The past few weeks have led to some changes for Payton. I pulled her out of Mom's Morning Out. I was on the fence about doing this because I liked that it was an environment for her to be exposed to her typical peers, but we have more important things to do right now. Plus ... I'm not convinced that her teachers for good advocates for her, as far as pulling her along with the class. Err something.
So more important things are on our plate. Like more intensive speech therapy. My girl is getting frustrated. Frustrated that she can't verbally tell us what she wants. Frustrated that she can't always make us understand. Pretty much frustrated that she can't talk. It is leading to meltdowns and quite frankly, frustration among us all.
I had her evaluated by a private speech therapist ... and they are wanting to see her twice per week. On the surface that sounds fine and dandy, but logistically I do not know if it is possible. I am going to try to get her in during the time that she would have been at Mom's Morning Out, but if the timing is not just right, there is no way I can drop off Mason at school, get to therapy (30 miles from our house) and get back to pick Mason up on time.
Logistics, people. Logistics.
We also are still waiting for her special needs school to conduct a speech evaluation on her. I'm confident that once they finally get it done, she will be getting speech for at least a few minutes per day at school. But ... at this point I don't have much faith that the friggin evaluation will be even be completed by the end of school. I hope they prove me wrong.
And ... we are going to start the See and Learn Program. Has anyone else used this program?