Today Benjamin had his evaluation with Birth too Three. They basically are a program through the State for all families in Connecticut to help curb and have early prevention for disabilities and prevent delays from turning into disabilities in children.
Our Pediatrician had shown a little concern for Ben's development at his 12 month check up so I immediately called and scheduled an appointment for him.
It turns out that Ben has some severe delays. His delays are in Gross Motor skills, Fine Motor skills and Receptive skills. We thought he may have been a little behind in his gross motor skills but we were taken back by the others.
He also has mild delays in his Cognitive skills and Social skills.
Now we know that he qualifies for services through Birth to Three, but this is just the first step in a really long journey of therapy and help to get him where he is supposed to be at his age. Some even said this process could take years.
That scares me.
I am hoping it may not take as long as years but whatever I need to do as a parent to make sure my son gets the help he needs is exactly what I am going to do.
It upsets me as a Mom because I feel like I should have done something different, or I feel like I screwed up somewhere along the line. The two women that came to evaluate him re-assured me repeatedly it is nothing that I did, but instead just something that happens to some children.
It doesn't make it any easier though.