Thursday, October 07, 2010


Josiah had his first IEP meeting today! It has taken us about 9 mouths to get to this point and it has finally happened! Yeah! Seeing that I was not blogging much during this time I will give you a run down.

December 2009- Josiah was 16 months old, and not talking. After talking with some wonderful ladies at church, we decided to call Early On.

January-March 2010- Testing, testing, and more testing. We had early on came out to evaluate him and they did find a large language delay. Then we had many a doctors visits to make sure his hearing was okay, and his lead levels were also okay. All the tests came back fine. His ears work great, and he did not have too much lead in him. :-)

April-July 2010- Speech Therapy at Henry Ford Hospital. Because he qualified for early on, they provided 10 free speech therapy sessions at the hospital. I loved speech therapy, because they really taught me how to get Josiah talking more. I was SO sad when we used up our 10 sessions!

August 2010- Detroit Public School came out to evaluate him to see if he qualified for special education services. They found a large enough delay with his speech that he did qualify.

Today! - We have a plan! He is going to get a teacher that comes to our house once a week to work with him, and then he goes downtown once a week for a preschool type program. I'm happy we have a plan for our little peanut!


Niki said...

That's wonderful!! Playing with other kids will be so much fun for Josiah. And I love that you got to learn so much about how to get him talking in those therapy sessions. I bet the one-on-one sessions with the teacher at the house will be terrific. How exciting! I bet soon you won't be able to get him to be quiet and you'll remember fondly the days when he didn't talk... ; )

2 carltons and 1 kelly said...

When does he go to Center Base? Noah is in it on Tuesday mornings with his Grandpa!!! Tell me he goes there and then too!!! And who is his teacher? I am sooo glad, what a relief for you guys. Way to hang in there with EO, they are overwhelmed with kiddos and kinda slow! I almost cried today when the teacher left early... I'll go write a blog about it!

Courtney said...

Wow, I haven't been to your blog in awhile...Just spent some time catching up on your posts! I can't believe how big Josiah is getting! And yeay for an IEP and a plan to move forward! He'll be saying "Courtney" now in no time! ;-)