We also recently went to neonatal follow up clinic and they were tested by the Developmental Psychologist and Speech and Language. They are both doing really well. In speech and language they test their understanding as well as their verbal skills. Not surprisingly Katelyn is at a 3 year 5 month level for both of these. Brandon is at a 2 year 7 month level for verbal and he is only 2 year 9 months. His understanding was 3 months less but still not considered "delayed". We got a similarly encouraging report from the psychologist. She told us he wouldn't currently qualify for the services he received from Kids on the Move. So basically he isn't technically behind any more.
While this is the best news a parent could hope for, I have a mix of emotions about it. With Brandon's 3rd birthday comes changes in the services he receives. His early intervention days with Kids on the Move will come to a close and he will be tested in late June to qualify for services with the school district. Their methods for testing are a mystery and then their approach to helping the kids that qualify are fundamentally very different from what we are used to. However I feel very strongly that Brandon will benefit from these services and I desperately want him to qualify. With this good news I am more nervous that he has made too much progress to qualify. Let's all just pray that he will get what he needs to maintain the progress he's made and to continue to grow and develop as he should.