My son got his home evaluation today. It went great! I had to keep reminding myself "They're here to evaluate FRANKLIN, not ME."
He does qualify for services. He's not an extreme case, but there are enough things to qualify him.
- They showed him how to play with a toy and then tried to get him to play with it another way...and he wouldn't do it because that's not how you play with that toy.
- He tuned them out a lot because he wasn't finished doing X Activity.
(those two things they want to work on...being able to stop an activity even if it's not perfect)
- He's still a bit behind on language.
- When he's upset and calming down (he had a tantrum while they were here) he makes this specific tone noise (a whining noise) They said that for him that sound feels good. One of our goals is to give him other ways to calm down.
- They want to work on his pretend play. He doesn't do it.
They said we have to go outside AT LEAST twice a day. (It's about to be too hot to go out in the afternoon) They want him to do more heavy work activities and find ways to get that deep touch (so he stops throwing himself off of the couch).
Basically, I feel really good about it. Right now someone will be coming out weekly to see him. (The ECI Specialist) The Speech Person and OT will come monthly right now.
They said he's perfect for the program. He's not an extreme case but there's enough there that we can get tools to help him. That's all we wanted, really.
Thanks so much for all of your support. I'm going to be in this forum more often now that we for sure are in the program.