This little one turned three yesterday. I am not gonna lie, there were days I wasn't sure we were going to make it this far. This kid can throw a tantrum! Most of his tantrums are due to his inability to communicate though. And he is finally getting the help he needs. Back when he turned two, I had Luke evaluated for a speech delay, and he barely didn't qualify. After we moved to Utah, I had him evaluated again, and he definitely qualified (being in the 1% for his age). He has had two months of speech therapy so far and it has made a world of difference. Now that he is three, he qualifies for the preschool program which includes a speech therapist. Today was his first day. And when I dropped his off....he kicked and screamed....not really a shock. But his teacher said he calmed right down after I left and played happily. When I picked him up, he spent a good five minutes telling me about his snack and the colors he used today, something that was not even possible a few months ago. It made my momma heart happy.
I am so thankful he qualifies for this program and that there are sweet teachers who are willing to be so patient with my little boy. I love him, but it has been such a hard three years. I am praying that as his communication skills get better, he will be happier.