Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Too low

Yesterday the psychologist from the FAS clinic called me to go over Lil' Man's test results.  In most areas he scored low, with the exception  of his expressive language. His behaviors are on the extreme side of the scale.

However both the psychologist , and I think he did not perform as well as he could for a number of reasons. When we first got there he seen someone pushing a cart full of toys.  He could not let go of the idea of going to play with the toys despite the fact that he was told he could play with them when we were done. So every 5 minutes during testing he asked about the cart of toys.

He was tired from the 4 hour drive up the night before, and didnt sleep well because we were in a hotel.  He does not perform with lack of sleep.

He was overly excited, because we were in a new environment  and around new people.

She has asked us to come back for a therapeutic assessment which typically lasts for a week.

We will be staying in the Ronald McDonald house, and going to the clinic each day for shorter amounts of time with the hopes of getting an accurate assessment.

Now if I can figure out how to take a week of work without pissing anyone off.  I've already been off a lot this year (my surgery)


  1. Glad everyone is on top of the validity of these with little ones. There are always outside factors to be taken into account as well as the age of the child. Lil' Man is soooo LUCKY to have you as his mamma and advocate for the time being. :)

  2. it is so great that they see the issues and are willing to reasses. I hope that you can make it work with work though.

  3. That is just amazing they are willing to see him again. Hey, the Gripe Water has worked wonders with BB!