Liam has now been in speech therapy through the local school district for six months. Granted, he missed a couple of months during the summer, but I worked with him all summer practicing the exercises his therapist gave him. He's made some progress, but he still has a long way to go. In fact, his therapist pulled me aside after his session the other day and asked me how I thought it was going. I replied that he's slowly getting better and she replied that he's not getting better fast enough. In fact, she thinks he's regressing on a few things.
I honestly think he was having an "off" day, but she got me worried.
I started looking into putting him in private lessons again (in addition to the ones through the school) and just got overwhelmed at the cost of it. I got all hand-wringy (my usual response when these sorts of things occur) and I honestly had no idea what to do. So, I did what I usually do - I prayed about it.
And then, the speech therapist called me and said that the speech program at another school in the district was trying to fill a couple of openings. Instead of two 30 minute sessions a week, it's two 2 hour sessions a week. Four hours a week vs. one! "Sign him up!" I practically shouted at her.
I'm going to fill out all the paperwork today and meet the other therapist to make sure he's a good fit for the program (ensure that he's potty trained and has only articulation problems), but I think it's going to work. It's perfect for him, actually. It'll be on two days that he's not in Mother's Day Out and one of the little boys who is currently in therapy with him now is switching, too, so he'll know someone. And it gets even better! The mom of his therapy buddy approached me about carpooling so she's going to drop them off and I'm going to pick them up. Evan will still get his afternoon nap and I will have a bit of free time, too. And, since it's through the school district, it's free (well, our taxes pay for it, but at least it doesn't cost us anything extra).
Score another one for God. He definitely answered our prayers on this one.