Denied and Denied!
A double whammy:
Warm and fuzzy Insurance panels feel that Isaac's speech therapy needs are not within their purview, while the county education guidelines will not provide - summer speech services - since Isaac did not regress during spring break - a whole week.
Not whining here. This is just real life, but Isaac still has speech and developmental needs.
So, now what?
Soon only too soon we'll be leaving the sheltered cocoon of The Bell Center with its Early Intervention Classes - an intimidating thought - because we have such caring professionals at our disposal.
On the bright side, post graduate: Isaac will, this summer attend a two day a week class at the Bell Center, and he does qualify for two, full days of special education preschool this fall, and his wonderful, amazing speech pathologist is working with us - every other week - as our budget allows.
But yikes! There still seems to be lots of gaps in his treatment plan,...because hello,...if Isaac is going to learn to communicate it is NOW,...not when he regresses,...OR shows more serious symptoms,...I would think having a severe difficulty being able to speak would be serious enough.
Unfortunately - our problem is far from unique from what I gleam from other mothers. Seems to be lots of denials out there with the greatest denial being these professionals, who naively think our children are going to recover without any assistance, either that or they are too cowardly to just say: TOUGH.
That's the gist.
What's the answer?
I am not sure, but as a woman of faith, I truly believe - all things work to the good.
Denials aren't fun, and its hard to see any good coming from them when my son has such pressing needs, but faith isn't about seeing an obvious out come.
No matter how many denials are flung into our face, I will never stop working with Isaac!
I only wish I knew more about what I am trying to do with our home speech therapy - because I feel like I am shooting arrows in the dark, here.
But, we will continue living our daily lives, discussing our activities, signing everything within our rapidly growing signing vocabulary, laughing a lot, because Isaac is so filled with joy, and exploring this wonderful world that my little one seems to experience in such a unique way.
Denial is not the end!
New International Version (NIV)
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!