Thursday, May 29, 2008

Smart Little Guy



We're gearing up for our IFSP meeting later today. Nolan has been doing so well that they want to reduce services. I would rather wait until he's talking and listening consistently before we cut off his only intervention possibility. The goal here is prevention. Unfortunately, most early intervention services work off a "failure" model and want to withold services until the child fails, then start services again. I would much rather keep services going to prevent a delay in the first place!

We'll see how it goes...

3 comments:

Laurie said...

(clapping hands!) He is doing good. . .looks like a bug or something caught his attention in the middle of your song!

P.S. I heard and understand everything you said! "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. . ." and heard you say Nolan several times. So cute!

Loudest Mom said...

You're exactly right! At this age (especially since you are not sure if his loss will be progressive) you will wnat to get him as 'ahead' as possible (in my opinion :) Stand firm and you will get to keep those services. The reason he is doing so well is *due* to intervention (and great parenting-LOL)

Val said...

adorable!!!!