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Last week, Isaiah Jane underwent a yearly review with our early intervention services coordinator. We recently made the decision to stop her play therapy, and pursue only physical therapy for a few months. Our family was getting spread a bit too thinly schedule-wise, and I also wanted to see how she'd do without it.
If you're just joining us - Isaiah Jane was given several diagnoses last year, including a global/cognitive delay. For awhile, I didn't mind the various labels. They gave us the resources and education we needed to get her some extra help. But eventually, it became pretty obvious that she was catching up on her own. And it also became pretty obvious that it was simply IJ, doing her thing. She spent a lot of her first year in my lap, watching her sister learn about the world. Once she started moving around and discovering things for herself, she picked up skills and ideas at a rapid pace. In fact, she's now ahead of her sister on a few concepts.
So back to the therapy. We decided to take six months off from everything except PT, and we agreed to revisit it all at our yearly review. I worked that day, but Chris gave me the scoop. The coordinator arrived about midway into Isaiah Jane's physical therapy session. The plan was to evaluate her during therapy, and then add in a few social/cognitive skills tests at the end.
The decent news: Isaiah Jane still has a gross motor delay; she gets to remain on PT's service.
The better news: Isaiah Jane tested out of every other service offered.
Forget about us choosing whether or not she receives any more therapies, like speech or occupational. IJ doesn't even qualify for it! She's doing so well, and we couldn't be more proud. As usual, thanks for sharing in this journey with us... It makes it all the more special and full of joy.