Sunday, January 18, 2015
Madilyn has been doing really well with her ABA therapy over the last few months, and right around Christmas time we were asked if we wanted to increase her hours for the new year. Part of the reason we would be able to do it is because now Spectacular Kids (where she receives her ABA therapy) is now in network with our insurance. That means we can increase our hours and still have the same payment each week which is amazing. But because other families are wanting an increase in their hours with the insurance change, we can either increase her hours now - or possibly wait several months waiting on more staff to be trained. Of course, this decision took much thought and consideration because she is currently going from 8:30-12:30 Monday through Friday, and with this increase her time will be from 8:30-4:30. Every. Day. That's a long time, and that's a long day of hard work for her. She has really made such progress in the few months that she has been going, so the increase in hours will only benefit her and I am certain we will see more progress made. It is hard though because she is only two and a half.. And another concern for Rob and I is that she is still taking an afternoon nap. But, we are going to send in all of the things shes uses for nap, and see how she does napping there for a few weeks. If it ends up not working out well for any reason, we could scale back to the current hours we have. But we feel like only good things can come from an increase in hours. With all of that being said though - please keep Madilyn, the family, and the staff in your thoughts and prayers over the next few week or two. It is going to be an adjustment for all of us, and I hope that Madilyn does as awesome for them in the additional hours as she does in the morning!