http://jonikidpt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/kidpt.png 0 0 Joni Redlich http://jonikidpt.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/kidpt.png Joni Redlich2010-07-27 23:13:082016-03-23 00:32:24“What Early Intervention Has Meant to My Family”
The following is an essay that a mom of one of my soon-to-be-discharged early intervention kiddos wrote for a contest through the NJ Early Intervention program. Not only did she win the contest (yay!), but it conveys to parents the hope that early intervention can bring to a family and the difference that therapy early on can make in a child’s life.
If I had to sum up in one word what The NJ Early Intervention System has meant to our family, its hope. When our youngest son Jonathan was born prematurely and soon after found to have hypotonia and both fine and gross motor delays we were so worried. What did this mean for his future? Would he ever catch up? What could we do to help him? So many concerns ran through our minds initially and then as we began our relationship with the early intervention program we began to find some answers and more importantly we began to find some hope. Read more