Yesterday morning I took Clay to an appointment with Early Steps - a free program which brings therapy into your home so that you can teach your child in their own environment.
Clay is still rather physically delayed for his age. It's actually funny to see the difference between him & his not quite 7-month-old cousin, Oliver. Oliver sits up on his own, crawls, pulls himself to stand, cruises, takes steps when you hold his hands and talks! Clay should be doing most, if not all, of those things. Right now he can sit up and kind of army crawl.
So, yesterday was Clay's evaluation & he qualified! The good news is that he qualified, but barely. Meaning he's not too far behind so hopefully it will only take a little bit of therapy to get him up to speed. He scored very high in the cognitive area (my smart & social boy!) but he lacks in motors skills. Which can also affect the other things, such as his inability to use a straw until two weeks ago.
I'm so glad that they'll be coming out to our house for this, once a week. We're supposed to find out our dates & teacher in the next couple of weeks.