Thursday, January 22, 2009
Birth to 3 Evaluation
Monday, Logan had his birth to 3 evaluation (happens every 6 months). Logan has changed A LOT in the last 6 months! So many milestones met! I got the results back from his physical therapist today, and I was taken back by his developmental age. I was thinking that it would be around 12 months, but it was found to be 8 months. His gross motor skills are at a basal age of 8 months (meaning all skills at the 8 month level are mastered) and a ceiling age of 9 months (meaning all skills are not mastered at the 9 month level). She did mention that he has some skills mastered at 9-11 months and he has two skills that are at a 13 month level, which are standing up in the middle of the room and climbing the stairs, but it was still disappointing. He is 20 months old. That's a whole year already. I often wonder how quickly the gap with grow. Today has brought back some of the feelings that I felt at the beginning when I was given his diagnosis. And now I sit here wondering if I have done everything possible to help him achieve the highest level possible. I feel pressure to do as much as possible for him NOW. I understand how crucial the first 3 years are for his future development, and sometimes this pressure is too great. Raising a child, in general, is challenging and full of pressure to do your best as a parent, but I feel like this is even harder. I feel even more responsible for his future because he is not going to thrive on his own without the best care and encouragement. I guess all I can do is continue to try to do the best I can. I will share his OT and SP results as I get them.