Monday, December 29, 2008
And on to the next...
So Brian's one-on-one ABA therapist, Jen, applied for a job as a head teacher, actually in Brian's preschool classroom, and she got the job. I'm happy for her but bummed as always for Brian to have to start over with someone new. Jen is our second one-on-one in the 2 1/2 years he has been recieving one, which is a better rate than others I know. I get anxious with the whole questioning everything- will the new person be patient, kind, driven, understanding, loving, determined, openminded? And how long are we going to be without a person? Jen's last day is this Friday- so Josh & I have to juggle transporting Brian to speech in the mornings & preschool with our work schedules- we had it really good with Jen, as she transported him to those things. I get anxious wondering if the person will be a good match with our family. A one-on-one, in these preschool days, is like a member of your family. Jen spends almost as much time with Brian as I do. She works in my home. She is here with Brian when no one else is. She knows the inner workings of my home. I need to teach and preach the GF/CF diet to the new person. It's just hard, when we've become accustomed to someone and we need to start all over. And of course, it's not just me, it's Brian, too, who has to become close enough to someone to really show them the potential he has.
Posted by Heather Nelson at 5:50 PM