...there comes a rainbow.
And Lord knows it has been quite stormy around here lately!
The sudden departure of our favorite SLP.
Our schedule being thrown out the window.
Having to find a new SLP to complete Andrew's EI schedule.
The unprofessional behavior of the prior clinic.
The nasty phone calls.
The idle threats.
Abruptly kicking a little girl to the curb who desperately needs speech therapy because your ego was bruised.
We may have been temporarily knocked down (um, I's say it was for all of 5 minutes!), but we picked ourselves up and moved on.
To bigger and better.
Yes, you read that correctly: BIGGER AND BETTER!
And then, we meet Miss M.
Miss M is our "rainbow".
To say the least, I am speechless, and that doesn't happen all that often.
Warm. Knowledgeable. And right to the point.
Within thirty minutes, she had a pretty good idea of what Kaitlyn is all about.
Verbal Apraxia, but definitely (thankfully) not Oral-Motor Apraxia.
How quickly she was able to spot that diagnosis that has been the monkey on Kaitlyn's back all this time.
Kaitlyn took to her so well, and was even allowed a hug (or two!).
The other place was "anti-hug" all the way.
I could hear them through the walls of the clinic, and I could hear Kaitlyn laughing!
That, my friends, warms my heart.
To know that my daughter trusts Miss M this much already!
And I totally trust Miss M: her assessment, her approach, her plan.
Miss M is now in charge.
She is the leader of the pack.
She makes the calls.
And I know that we are in good hands.
This is the open window for Kaitlyn that was so needed at this point.
The window for all of those doors that closed on her.
And from this view out of this window, I see nothing but "rainbows"!