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Had our EI Evaluation Today

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lbelle821
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Had our EI Evaluation Today

and we qualify based on an at least 33% gross motor skill delay. Even though Matthew has now begun crawling last week he still is not pulling to stand or taking cruising steps. They evaluating him on the level of an 8 month old. They think he physically can do it but mentally he is hesitant. PT was here and gave me some good tips on how to work with him. She does really think he is just on the verge of catching up and thinks that there is a high possibility that by the time the meeting takes place he probably will be doing all the things they're looking for.

The two evaluators were very sweet and helpful. They were surprised he even qualified based on the other skills that he showed right off the bat. Here is how he scored on other areas (btw, he is 12 months)

cognitive - 17-21 months

fine motor - 14 months

sensory - no concern

communication - 14-16 months

Social emotional - 10-14 months (what scored him down here was that he doesn't do mirror play but that is probably more my fault that we don't play in mirrors at home -- evaluator wasn't concerned)

self help - 13 months

So he really does seem to have a lot of strengths which I'm happy about and made me feel better about this whole thing. In two weeks we have our meeting to write up the plan and then take it from there.

Thanks to all of you who suggested I call...i do think a lot of my original concerns are behind us now and that he is going to get it soon. And if he just needs some extra help I'm fine with that. I'll keep you updated!

Posted 8/6/08 3:34 PM
 
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Ang-Rich
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

Personally - I think that is a great evaluation. He's doing really well and like the evaluator (in my non-professional but totally Matthew adoring way) think that he will catch up quickly in those few areas and will be doing everything by the time they meet with him again.

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Posted 8/6/08 3:37 PM
 

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so glad to hear you were satisfied with the results. EI is great and will def help catch him up!Chat Icon

Posted 8/6/08 3:37 PM
 

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Sounds like overall it went well Chat Icon

Posted 8/6/08 3:42 PM
 

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Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Sounds like it went well.

Posted 8/6/08 3:43 PM
 

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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

I'm so glad it went well! I think it sounds like he had a GREAT evaluation!!

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Posted 8/6/08 4:12 PM
 

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I'm glad your mind is now more at ease Lisa. Hugs to Matthew Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/6/08 4:14 PM
 

Lillykat
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Sounds like overall it went very well!

Posted 8/6/08 4:43 PM
 

Merf99
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Sounds like it went well. My friend's daughter walked on her knees only until 17 months and bam - one day just starting walking upright. I think he'll do it - it might take a little time, but I definitely think he'll get there.

Posted 8/6/08 5:01 PM
 

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I hope this puts your mind at ease Chat Icon

MATTHEW ROCKS ....but we knew that already Chat Icon

Posted 8/6/08 5:43 PM
 

Diane
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Posted 8/6/08 5:44 PM
 

Debbie
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

I am so glad the eval went well. You must feel so much better that the process is over.

Posted 8/6/08 6:07 PM
 

leighla
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

I was thinking about you all day.

I'm glad it went well.

He was certainly pulling himself up to standing on Saturday - he kept using the door of the playhouse to pull up.


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Posted 8/6/08 7:16 PM
 

lbelle821
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

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I am so glad the eval went well. You must feel so much better that the process is over.



yes, I'm relieved the eval. is behind us. Now we just wait to see when services begin if he'll even need them anymore. We're going to keep it scheduled and play it by ear.

Truthfully, i was not surprised that he checked out normal in the other areas. They were never a concern to me but I was happy to hear that my lack of concern in them has been confirmed now.

But it does sting just a tad when they told me he was on par with an 8 month old on gross motor skills. However, because I truly in my heart know that he is going to be fine in the end I can pretty easily talk myself down from being upset. It was just a temporary setup and they are going to help him.

Posted 8/6/08 7:25 PM
 

lbelle821
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

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He was certainly pulling himself up to standing on Saturday - he kept using the door of the playhouse to pull up.


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really? without assistance? I missed that (bad mommy). I know he tries all the time to get up but if we're not there to assist he either gives up and moves on or cries.

I've only seen him pull to stand in his crib once. In the report they said that his postures are mature but his transitions aren't. He is having issues with knowing how to shift the weight from hip to hip. That is basically the things she wants me to work on in the interim before they can get him a PT service set up.

Posted 8/6/08 7:28 PM
 

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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

Posted by lbelle821

Posted by leighla



He was certainly pulling himself up to standing on Saturday - he kept using the door of the playhouse to pull up.


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really? without assistance? I missed that (bad mommy). I know he tries all the time to get up but if we're not there to assist he either gives up and moves on or cries.

I've only seen him pull to stand in his crib once. In the report they said that his postures are mature but his transitions aren't. He is having issues with knowing how to shift the weight from hip to hip. That is basically the things she wants me to work on in the interim before they can get him a PT service set up.



I was just going to post the same thing! I saw him do it at least once (maybe more). He also pulled himself up to standing holding onto my fingertip. Keep in mind also, this was on a blanket on the uneven grass!
I am so glad the evaluation went well though. It must be SOO reassuring! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon He will be off an running in no time at all!

Posted 8/6/08 7:35 PM
 

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Very happy to hear it went well. Chat Icon

Posted 8/6/08 8:13 PM
 

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Yeah Lisa and Matthew! I am so happy to hear that the evaluation went well. Man, Matthew is just moving right ahead in all the other areas... just a matter of time before you are chasing after a little boy running away from you!

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Posted 8/6/08 8:41 PM
 

Debbie
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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

Posted by lbelle821

Posted by Debbie

I am so glad the eval went well. You must feel so much better that the process is over.



yes, I'm relieved the eval. is behind us. Now we just wait to see when services begin if he'll even need them anymore. We're going to keep it scheduled and play it by ear.

Truthfully, i was not surprised that he checked out normal in the other areas. They were never a concern to me but I was happy to hear that my lack of concern in them has been confirmed now.

But it does sting just a tad when they told me he was on par with an 8 month old on gross motor skills. However, because I truly in my heart know that he is going to be fine in the end I can pretty easily talk myself down from being upset. It was just a temporary setup and they are going to help him.




I understand that sting feeling all too well. I have the same feeling about my daughter. Emily will be fine, she just needs a little kick start. Her preschool teacher described her as a rocky train going down the right track. It is hard to see your child struggle, but we are getting them the help they need. Emily has come such a long way in the past few months. Mommy on the other hand has had some major issues with it. It is really teaching me a lot.
I am so glad you are feeling better.

Posted 8/6/08 9:08 PM
 

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Re: Had our EI Evaluation Today

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Personally - I think that is a great evaluation. He's doing really well and like the evaluator (in my non-professional but totally Matthew adoring way) think that he will catch up quickly in those few areas and will be doing everything by the time they meet with him again.

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Posted 8/6/08 9:30 PM
 

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Posted 8/6/08 10:35 PM
 
 

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