Friday, May 15, 2009
a mazing grace
I waited a whole 7 months for an appointment to check if Philip could hear or process language correctly. After 8 years in Germany his speech is still very delayed. I also had a referral for Sarah but no appointment. I brought Sarah with me to Philip's appointment and by God's grace they checked her too (no 7 months wait). Both kids are fine. They can hear and process language fine. Both need speech therapy, and now I have a referral for speech(these days it's not easy to get a referral for speech). Sarah's hearing in her right ear is maybe only 80% good. Philip has basically zero memory. He can remember one word 95% of the time, but 4 words only 2% correctly. If anyone has a clue what might help his memory I could use some direction. We have done a million tests and seem to keep hitting a million dead ends. I'm glad he can hear but I feel pretty lost and frustrated. There has to be something I can do to help him! So now we will go stand in line for speech therapy (this could take many months). Being a parent to a SN kid is not a sprint, it's a Marathon.