Switching Gears: From Physical Therapy to Speech Therapy

When I told Ms Mary, L’s Early Intervention (EI) physical therapist, that the neurologist suggested physical therapy (PT) once a week to help with his low muscle tone (hypotonia), she rolled her eyes at the idea. We learned that if we supplement L’s PT with an outside provider, we wouldn’t be able to use the PT services … Read on…

L Visits the Pediatric Neurologist

Two nights before his appointment, I tried figuring out what to expect for the first visit to the pediatric neurologist. I couldn’t find information on my specific practice, but on forums many moms mentioned several forms, discussing milestones, child play time with the doctor, and an exam. I wish I hadn’t thrown out the paper … Read on…

L Visits the Pediatric Orthopedist and AFOs

At the suggestion of Ms Mary, I spoke with L’s pediatrician about seeing a pediatric orthopedist about his pronating ankles at his 18 month well visit. She agreed and also agreed with the specific doctor Ms Mary suggested. So in August we met with the pediatric orthopedist. They didn’t have any available appointments close by … Read on…