I have a newborn with PVL which turns into CP in 60% of the cases. She had a stroke in utero and is a little constricted from being in one position in my womb for a few weeks. Also the area of the brain damaged from the stroke is the parietal lobe, which govern movement.
I live in northern CA, and Anat is in town doing a teacher training and has agreed to see us for 3 lessons this weekend. As you can imagine her fee is astronomical. Like the three lessons are more than a car payment, more than some people pay for rent etc. When I read her site it looks worth it, and my girl is only 4 weeks old, and I feel like the earlier the better to help her brain rewire. KWIM?
Thanks in advance for input!
One of the mamas who posted seems to have had a good experience with that method.
These early days are so scary and hard. I wish you all the best.
So much money.
No harm done though.
We were lucky enough to have someone in the area who works for EI--otherwise, yeah, I know the costs are astronomical. I'm sure you can find someone in that area who doesn't charge as much as Anat does.
I'm an ABM practitioner. I can tell you that there are lots of people who charge very affordable rates, especially those that have a child w/ special needs themselves.
I've seen affordable rates between 50 and 85 and often there are discounts we offer for multiple lessons.
The other thing to consider is that most ABM practitioners give lessons in clusters. So you may have 10 lessons in a week and then back off for a couple of weeks. It really depends on the practitioner.
I never believed that I would be able to bring about the changes Anat does, but then me and my classmates graduated and the positive stories are coming in, so don't hesitate to try your local practitioners first if you can't afford to fly out there. Best for your child is also not having a stressed out parent in the poor-house.