Thursday, April 3, 2008

Making Progress

We had Nevaeh's IFSP(individualized family service plan) meeting yesterday. Its where all of the therapists involved with Nevaeh meet to discuss her progress and the plan for the upcoming 6 month period. She is currently being seen by occupational, physical, and speech therapies, as well as an early intervention specialist checks in on her occasionally. So needless to say we had a house full yesterday. In addition to the therapists, her service coordinator for Help Me Grow (a program here in Ohio for children 3 and under) and the coordinator for BCMH (Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps - another Ohio program). Occupational therapy rates her as being about a 14 month level. She's rating activities like block stacking, putting toys inside something, etc. Physical therapy puts her about 8 months. I don't think that will take long to get her up to speed once this next open heart is past us! She's really been on the move the past couple of weeks. Speech really didn't place her at a "level" but are still working on basic feeding principles.

All in all I think she's making some really good progress here lately. So I'm kind of dissapointed about her having a set back with the surgery. But she is so much stronger now than she was so I'm sure it will be a fairly quick recovery! The main three therapies will keep seeing her over the summer, about 4 times, just to keep her in the loop. The early intervention specialist I asked to come only on occasion. Vaeh seems to do better with not having too many people involved, less confusion. So, all we have to do now is get past this next open heart!

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