Since he is about to age out of First Steps with his speech therapy, we decided to have him tested in the school system for further services. We had to be at Utica Elementary bright and early at 9:00 am today. Bless his heart he was so excited. He kept calling it "his school" and was so excited to see the school buses.
We wont know the results for a couple of weeks but I'm pretty sure he qualified. His language skills are at or above his age level it's just his articulation he needs work on. Steve & I can carry on full conversations with him but of course we know his habits as well.
He has his last speech service with his current therapist at the end of the month. The state is changing some of the regulations regarding First Steps, basically it's going to make it harder for therapist to practice, which is a shame because there are so many children out there that don't get the necessary early intervention they need. Our therapist had to find another job, which she starts November 1st. Therefore she is discharging him 3 weeks early. Cooper is going to be so sad not to play with Ms Dolly each week. On a brighter note, she will be working with Steve. So we will see her.