Emma has had more than her fair share of evaluations over the last four years. She has had overall evaluations and individual evaluations for speech, PT, OT, hearing, and feeding. These lead to areas for improvement, goals, progress to goals, etc. It's quite tiring as a parent and my strategy for dealing with these is to not really focus on them and instead keep my focus on Emma our precious beautiful child.
Emma's entire team believes that she is one smart cookie and now we are on a path to really get to know more about her. Her making choices will allow us to get a better picture of what words she knows, and where she needs a bit more help. It gives her more control over her activities, her environment, her life. It is so wonderful to see this change in Emma. I hope her desire to gain expressive language communication continues to blossom and grow.