Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's all about communication

Of course, I'm still in a writing slump, when I'm in the midst of sorting out communication skills for both kids, and in sorting out how to communicate effectively with all our various therapists and educators. Ironic, no?

Acorn's (possibly temporary) discharge form private PT and OT last spring leaves him with private speech, and a psychologist outside of school (plus everyone at daycare). At school, he has PT, OT, speech, a teacher, and a teachers' aide. That's about 12 people we have to keep in the loop every week.

Leaf has PT, OT, and speech privately, plus all three through early intervention, and a teacher. And then we have the nursing staff (currently totalling 9 people).  That's 16 people.

28 people I have to communicate with every week about my kids - and none of those people are related to them, none of those people are their doctors.

It's no wonder that I don't have a lot of free time, even now that the kids are both in bed around 8 pm most nights. The time that's left is time for this introvert to wind down - time I sorely needed before kids, working full time, which makes it all the more important now, working part time, and communicating with the regular staff, doctors (and their office staffs), insurance companies, and caseworkers.

It's a lot to keep track of.

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