Monday, July 29, 2013

Does It Make a Difference?

Matthew has been in therapy since he was 4 weeks old.  Occupational, Physical, or Speech-- or all 3-- for 3 years+.  I've always wondered how much of a difference it actually makes for him, as his biggest developmental jumps seem to not revolve around therapy but some mysterious switch. 

With the move and summer adventure, Matthew has been without therapy for 6 weeks.  During those 6 weeks, he has had the biggest jump in verbal ability-- ever! 

Again, it makes me question the effectiveness of therapy for him but we can't take the risk of not going to therapy.  So, I have found a private OT in Austin that we will start next week, and we are on a waiting list for a private Speech therapist as well.  We also await the start of the school year in just 4 weeks where Matthew will be in an early learning environment 5 days a week, concentrating on his developmental needs for 4 hours a day. 

Hopefully the switch has been flipped and therapy will just improve the leap. 

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