Monday, August 27, 2007

All about Liam

Last Wednesday was Liam's first day at preschool. He did really well that first day and seemed really happy. On Friday when I dropped him off he was very clingy and said that he didn't want me to leave because he was scared. I got him involved in playing and then told him I would be back later. He kept playing, but had the saddest look on his face. It just about broke my heart. I love him so much and I cried all the way to the car!!!! When I picked him up his teacher said he had a good day and seemed to be having fun playing. That made me feel a lot better. I know that he will get used to preschool and being left, but it is still hard for me. I try to be brave for him and not let him see me sad, but sometimes it is hard.
When I was leaving his classroom on Friday his teacher asked me if he had a speech IEP in place. I told her he doesn't and she gave me a referral sheet to call to have him evaluated for speech therapy. Both Ben and I have been thinking that he would probably need speech therapy. I am glad that the teacher asked me about it, as I was hesitant to mention it. I hope that they can get the speech started soon. I can understand almost everything Liam says, but people who aren't around him a lot have trouble understanding him. I will be interested to see how they will help him and what we can do here at home to help him speak clearer. He's a smart little kid and I can't wait til I can hear him express all his ideas clearly.

2 comments:

Omaha Mama said...

You'll have to write about how the process goes, I'll be very interested to hear! This is such a common reason for extra services for kids that age, it's rare not to have some sort of help - they offer so much now! I hope you get that going soon. You know, it will be an IFSP, so you'll know ALL about that!

bubandpie said...

That will be us next Wednesday. I went to the preschool meeting, all excited and patting myself on the back for never getting nostalgic or regretful about miletones like this. And then I picked up the package with Bub's name on it and suddenly felt like crying.