We talked to Nathan's speech therapist last week, and it's good news. Okay, it's great news! After being in therapy since he was just over 3, going 2 to even 3 times a week at one point, tough tests and uncomfortable x-rays, and2 major surgeries....
He should be done by the end of the school year! As in: done with therapy. No more visits. No more dragging William to sit in the boring waiting room.
He's done such a great job, he knows how to make his sounds right although he sometimes will focus the air through his nose instead of his mouth because it feels familiar. But when reminded he gets the air pushing through the right way. So smart! So she feels that he should be fine-tuned enough to just check in maybe once a month to make sure the surgery hasn't slipped or anything. And that won't really be therapy, just a "making sure" sort of thing.
Of course, we've enjoyed Miss Gayle. She plays the fun games, and always has treats and crafts for the holidays. Even William gets excited to go to "Miss Gayle's Office!" Such a sweetheart! And was the first person to have even a glimmer of an idea of what was wrong with him and who to send him to for further testing, diagnosing, and correcting. She was completely right! I don't know what we would have done without her the last 2 years, she's an angel on earth.
But it's still nice to see light at the end of the tunnel.