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Nancy came back today. She did an evaluation. Normally they have to do this for the child to qualify. Spencer qualifies for services automatically because he has Down syndrome, but they still have to do the evaluation.

It was weird to deal with questions that cover babies from 0-11 months and not feel like Spencer is falling short... but yeah, he's not putting his hands in the air to ask to be picked up yet. He's only 1 month old! Then he'd have to "fail" 3 things to qualify. The wording just made me feel weird about it. It was kind of just a formality, but also good to see where he is on things. Nancy and I talked about some realistic expectations and how to help Spencer do some things, like make eye contact with me (which I'd love for him to do!).

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Date: 2012-02-09 03:55 pm (UTC)
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You are a strong young mother..I am amazed at your realistic views of things.

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Date: 2012-02-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
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How strange that the questions cover such a wide range at this age. It sounds like my neurotypical baby would fail too.

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Date: 2012-02-09 07:37 pm (UTC)
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Isn't he just over one month old? I have never seen a one month old baby hold out their hands to be picked up.

According to what I have from the NICU for a 1-2 month baby -

1. Eyes follow moving object
2. Stepping movement seend when held in standing position
3. Uncontrolled reaching (and from experience - this is usually jerky flailing of their arms then actually reaching up together)

While I know you are will have developmental delays, it seems weird they are asking questions for babies that are so much older than yours. I wonder why they don't simply ask age appropriate questions for his development?

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Date: 2012-02-09 09:50 pm (UTC)
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That was my point. The questions are for children ranging the entire span of 0-11 months.


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