Life is a journey, and it’s nice to have people to take that journey with.
Greyson and his family have been on an 18-month journey with Kids Who Count’s early intervention services and recently shared their experience with us.
Around Greyson’s 18-month well-check, his pediatrician noticed that certain milestones weren’t being met, including his verbal milestones as he was only saying two to three words at most. That’s when his family was referred to Kids Who Count, and as his mom said, “It has been one of the very best decisions we, his parents, have ever made.”
Over the last 18 months Greyson has blossomed and the whole family has learned so much. He is still non-verbal, but after working with staff and learning new tools and techniques the family has learned to communicate in ways that they can all understand.
Not only that, he has learned new skills like pointing, sign language, socialization, eye contact, playing make-believe and even some new words.
The team at Kids Who Count also him helped through the process of getting a diagnosis and transitioning into preschool services with the school district.
“Greyson’s early development has been such an eye-opening experience and we’re so glad we had the resources and services from Kids Who Count to help us along in this journey,” said Samantha, Greyson’s mom. “Our family is so extremely happy that we can understand and communicate with Greyson and have discovered how he learns best.”
If you are concerned that your child isn’t meeting certain milestones, contact us! Early intervention services may begin at any time between birth and age three; however, when early intervention is needed, the earlier it is provided, the better outcome for the child and family.