Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Update: Speech Therapy

Rachel has had speech therapy on a weekly basis since May 2010, with the exception of maybe four or five times we went two weeks between therapy, and those times were due to vacations, Rachel's surgery last November, as well as another time or two. But for the most part, it's been every week for the last 18 months!

We had a normal therapy session on September 14th. And at the end of that session, Dr. D'Antonio thought Rachel was making enough progress in her carrying over and conversational speech that we could stretch to two weeks.

Today marks two weeks since our last Speech Therapy session. At the end of our session today, Dr. D'Antonio thought Rachel had made remarkable progress in her carry over and conversational speech that she suggested we go three weeks in between sessions.

I must admit, I was a little nervous when she said that. We've spent far too much time, energy, and money(!!!) the last 18 months for all of Rachel's speech to go to the way side now. So as she left, we left it at three weeks for therapy, but if I noticed any backsliding or regressing all I had to do was contact her and we'd go two weeks.

So that is where we are with Rachel's speech. Exciting times. Nervous times. At this point, Rachel's next speech therapy session will be in 3 weeks!!

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