Monday, November 22, 2010

Asa is Getting Evaluated

After a few months of struggling with Asa's behavior, I finally contacted First Steps to get Asa re-evaluated. This time for his crazy behavior! We had waited because when we described his behavior to most people they just said, "He is just being one!" Kenneth and I knew better, but we wanted to see if we could suck it up and manage. In the last few weeks, we have reached the point where we could not handle it. I called First Steps at the beginning of last week, and already on Friday the intake coordinator came by our house. Within about five to ten minutes of watching Asa she suggested that he might have some sensory issues. I have been thinking the same thing for about a month, but I wanted her to come to her own conclusions. Asa has already pre-qualified for a lengthy evaluation based on his communication and fine motor skills, and now for his behavior. We are praying that we can have him evaluated the week after Thanksgiving. If he does qualify for services, we can begin some occupational therapy right away. I am praising God that prayers have worked thus far, and there is some hope for sanity! I am sure that Asa will be thrilled to get any help he can with whatever is going on in his little body and mind.


  1. If he does end up needing OT, you should go to cardinal hill. I have a friend who is a great OT there. I can give you her name if you need it! She is so sweet and great with children. She's given me a bunch of different developmental things to do with Kayden already. She absolutely loves her job... and I know she would love Asa!

  2. That sounds just like our son Lleyton. He has the same sensory issues.

    By the way, we are the CCI family in Union. I saw your email about growing up here and your parents still living here.

    Let us know if you would like to get together next time you are up in this direction.

    The Ritzmanns