5/31/09

Q and her speech therapist

When we started speech therapy, it seemed like a weekly chore...something else to add to the busy schedule of our lives. It seemed a little intrusive, and a little intimidating. It was daunting to think of this being a part of our lives for possibly years to come.
But it quickly became a welcome part of our lives. Our therapist became more familiar, and all of us more comfortable around eachother. And QQ enjoys it!
It's fun to watch her eager for each new game that comes out of the therapists' bag of tricks, fun to see what she'll come up with next that's new.
Sam likes to sit in on the action. Sometimes a little too close.
I've found that the best part - at least for me - is when we get homework, something to find or work on or practice for the following week. It's fun because it always produces results. Always. So we always have something new to present when the therapist comes back. Sometimes it's a pinwheel, a dandelion, or a ball of cotton...a cup, a straw, a mirror.
QQ enjoys it, and we enjoy it.
In the end, like so many other surprises since QQ came home, the therapy sessions have enhanced our lives, rather than being a burden.

8 comments:

Lost and Found said...

One should always look their best when entertaining others. Love the petti! Our first speech therapist who we loved got right on the floor with Em. The one we did not like and got rid of was very rigid for a toddler. QQ looks like she's embracing it all.

sarahthefantastic said...

You're lucky the therapist comes right to you! We trek across town each week, but it's still fine. I have learned a lot about teaching and language from the experience too!

Carrie said...

So glad you guys are doing it and its working well for QQ! Almost all of my kids had speech besides Andrew and I am almost 100% Anna Grace will need it also. The people in our area are great!

Yoli said...

I am so happy it is all working out.

Ty's Parents said...

I understand this post so well. It is a true blessing to have such a wonderful therapist and all reap the rewards. I absolutely LOVE Ty's speech therapist and the 3 of us click. Isn't it amazing how your circle of contacts/relationships grow with a new addition to the family? It is so worth it.

Vivian M said...

It was the same for Kerri! She loves her speech therapist and we saw results every week. The homework is key!

Margaret M said...

Loved your discription of therapy and it made me realize how families must feel when I first come into their homes. Establishing that rapport with the families is so important! Love those pics!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing...
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