Yep, evaluations still suck!! Ella has been at her school for 6 months now so it was time for all her evaluations to be redone. I got the results of her physical therapy eval yesterday. I have to say I must have been in denial AGAIN because I really expected that since she is a walker for her scores to be a lot higher than they are. Overall they rated her at 24 months and 24 days to be the equivalent of a 14 month old. Seriously??? Almost a year behind, ugh. On the stationary portion of the test she scored at the equivalent of an 11 month old. The kicker is the percentiles that she fits into. For stationary she is in the 6th percentile, Object Manipulation she is in the 2nd percentile, and Locomotion (walking etc) she is in the 1st percentile, which means that 99 percent of her peers (all 24 month olds) do these things better than her.
This time didn't get me nearly as down as the first eval did. I realize that they have to do these in order for her to qualify for services. I also understand that, at least in my mind, it is not an accurate assessment of Ella's abilities. She is doing so wonderful. I guess I still just forget how far behind the "typical" 2 year old she is. I really am not looking forward to a speech eval, I know that will be way worse.
All I have to do is look at this sweet face though, and I am cheered up!
Grandmom brought her a Halloween braclet.
And a new "quack, quack."
Can you guess the fate of this braclet. Yep, broke the very same day.
"I looked into my little bag and saw I had one jewel left, the brightest jewel of all. I had the gift of faith." - Lola Falana
I am a mother to two incredible children. Hunter is 8 years old and Ella Grace is 6 years old. My children are my life, my true joy. My life was turned upside down when my daughter was born and surprised us all by having Down syndrome. Since her birth I have come from sorrow and a sense of loss to greater happiness than I ever imagined and I owe it all to The Amazing Ella Grace! Contact me anytime by email firstname.lastname@example.org
My face may be different,but my feelings the same.I laugh and I cryand take pride in my gains.I was sent here among you to teach and to loveas God in the heavenslooks down from above.To Him I'm no different,His love knows no bounds;It's those here among you, in cities and townsthat judge me by standardsthat man has imparted,but this family I've choosenwill help me get started.For I'm one of the children,so special so few,that came here to learnthe same lessons as you.That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;we all have the same purpose,though not the same start.The Lord gave me lifeto live and embrace,and I'll do it as you do,but at my own pace.-Unknown