So my boy has been diagnosed with Oral Motor Dysfunction. Basically means he is not using his mouth properly. And in his case the biggest problem is with his speech. Which is great because this is more commonly diagnosed along with failure to thrive. But the linebacker does not have any issues with thriving.
I just talked to his intake person who will assign his case to a case worker who will then contact me for an inhome visit where we will set up the next visit that will be his evaluation.
I have to admit that I am a little weirded out.
I KNOW that this is a good thing. D is very frustrated by his inability to communicate and while I think he would most likely work through this on his own, I also wonder why I would make him do that if he can get help.
And then there's the identification of special needs. And please please please don't attack me on this. I just worry that early intervention might pigeon hole him somewhere that I don't want him to be.
Either way I am excited to learn what they can offer a two year old in terms of helping him control his mouth for eating and speaking. And he's so eager to be talking that I am sure he will appreciate the help.
Parenting is such a wonder.
Like I wonder what the hell I am doing...