We got a letter in the mail today from Regional Center asking all families who receive services to evaluate their actual need for services and consider reducing the amount of services they receive. This is all due to the huge economic crisis the State of California is in the midst of. I posted a while back about the possibility of Regional Center closing its doors and thereby eliminating services altogether if California didn't sign a budget into effect by such and such date. Well, the budget was signed, but it includes enormous cuts (150ish teachers in our school district alone have received pink slips) as well as tax hikes (our sales tax is going up as of April 1; also, there is so little money with the State, apparently, that people who have a state income tax refund due to them are having to wait indefinitely for their money - we're included in that group).
I don't know what to do. I just posted a few days ago saying that sometimes I wonder how much Finn is actually getting from the PT he receives. We're talking an hour a week. And the truth is, we've missed several sessions over the last couple of months due to illness. And here Finn is, getting up on his hands and knees, wanting to crawl at 8.5 months of age. And it's not like I constantly work with him. I don't. In fact, I'm ashamed to say that I rarely do. I play with him, yes. But I rarely do PT exercises. And yet, here he is; just when I think he's not really progressing, he makes a giant leap. Is that because of the PT he receives, or is it just the way he would be progressing in spite of everything anyway?
On the other hand, I certainly don't want to underestimate the value of the therapy he receives. His PT has told me many times that the kids she gets as infants and works with regularly usually walk by 18 months; on the flip side, she says that the kids she gets later tend to walk later. I don't know what to think. All I know is that suddenly I'm actually in the position of having to make a determination about how much Finn is benefitting from his PT. And I just don't have any answers.
What would you do?
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