|One step at a time, Buddy. We will get there!|
Today we had the chance to sit down with the Early Intervention Coordinator, Speech Therapist and Developmental Therapist. We were given a copy of his evaluation and a couple of sheets as a means to discuss talking points for his development plan, most notably the Child Outcomes Summary. We were asked to share how we would rate Jayden’s abilities in three main categories-
- Positive Social Emotional
- Acquiring and Using Knowledge and Skills
- Taking appropriate action to meet needs
When we started to dive more in to a plan of action we were informed that we would have different therapists then the one’s we had met when his therapy begins. I was bummed to hear that as I really liked both of them and felt comfortable with our dialogue. Alas, they have jobs to do as well. I just hope we can have a good relationship with the people we work with. We also discussed financing. All families are expected to pay a monthly family fee, and insurance, ideally, should cover all the therapy sessions. This was a MAJOR concern to me as Jayden and I are on a individual plan. It’s a PPO but we are set up for a Health Savings Account (HSA) With it you pay 100% of your negotiated rates for doctor’s visits, prescriptions etc. I’m not sure how much it would be but I was really worried. Fortunately, since I have individual insurance and it’s a HSA we qualified for an exemption. Thank you God! I was near tears when she informed us of that. We will be doing weekly sessions with the Speech Therapist. The Developmental Therapist will be over twice a month. All we can do now is embrace the moment and do everything we can to help him along the way.
I will be filming our own therapy sessions from week to week to hopefully show progress. I have no idea if it will be a great tool or a complete flop. I plan on showing as much as I can, good days and rough days. Perhaps it will shed a little light on something I feel is important to talk about.