This blog is about the young life of Ian as told by his mother.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Goodbye EI

This week we had our last early intervention (EI) sessions. It really was sad, as many of the therapists feel like part of our family. It will be really strange not to have people coming in and out several times a day (my neighbors might think I sell crack...).

We've had many therapists over the last two years. We got involved with EI right after Ian's first birthday. It started with PT (Miss Sherry) and moved onto Speech (Miss Janice, and Miss Sandy), Occupational Therapy (Miss Kelly), and Developmental Intervention (Miss Jodie) which later morphed into ABA therapy (Miss Kerri and Miss Kristin).

I will never be able to say enough about the positive effects of early intervention. When I look back at all of the progress that Ian has made and how well he is doing, I am grateful.

Preschool starts Monday. Can't wait to see how that goes! :)

Time Stood Still (Sorta)

Today we were at Barnes and Noble. Ian was "playing" at the train table, but he was really being a butt head. He kept stealing trains from the other kids. I kept trying to redirect him, but at one point he started pushing another little boy. I immediately walked over to give him a time out, when he let out that scream. As I knelt down to give him the death look I could feel the eyes of about 10 parents on me. It sucked. On the upside, I got him in time out, he calmed down a little, and apologized to the boy. I hope that's not a prelude to preschool.