Friday, April 23, 2010

Early Intervention

Well, there's nothing to report here except that they came to fill out paperwork and nothing more. They said someone should call me with a month to set up an evaluation. Great...just what I need is more waiting while my twins aren't doing what they should be. Here are some of my worries:

* They're not "sociable" with adults: no waving hi/bye, no imitating us, little eye contact, don't answer to us calling their names when they're engrossed in looking at something else, they don't point to things they want

* They don't understand English (or Hebrew for that matter): they don't respond to commands, they don't say any words that they mean (not even mama or dada)

* Not very good fine motor: Sure they have the pincer grasp down well because of Baby-Led Weaning, but they don't know how to play with toys the "right" way, like they can't stack blocks or push a button to make something pop up...they just bang at things or suck them

I'm just worried about them not behaving like "normal" one year olds...*sigh*

7 comments:

Logical Mommy said...

It's better that they see them later. In a month, they'll be close 15 months, and that's a better time to evaluate for the things that EI is looking for, and give them time to learn those things. I remember that David was still just like a baby before 15 months...and probably didn't get past being a baby until after 18 months when he was walking regularly and using words really well.

linda1019 said...

Elana,
I found my twin girls were behind socially because they were so dependent on each other. I actually put them in school a year later because of it and it gave them time to mature.

Cate said...

Try not to worry. I know it's easier said than done because as their mom you want them to be normal. Lex is autistic and you know what it's scary, terribly scary, but everything I know about twins (from the several twinner cousins I have) is that sometimes they are just in their own world together, they spent 9 months building a bond they aren't readily going to drop. If you need a shoulder or an ear you know where to find me.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I know that telling you not to worry is silly and counterproductive... so instead, I will abide with you.

Praying for a peaceful heart...

FET Accompli said...

I know how you must just want to get the show on the road, to see if there are any things to work on and if so, to get things moving. In the meantime, focus on how adorable and sweet your babes are - I have heard that twins can develop later than singletons, particularly with language.

Sarah R said...

Try not to worry. If anything does need to be checked, you are doing this soon enough where it shouldn't be a problem. They are still so young and have plenty of time to catch up. Andrew didn't walk (regularly) until he was 17/18 months old and he is completely normal. :)

Deborah said...

Hi Elana. I think things like pushing buttons and being purposeful with toys can happen much later. Are they exposed to both Hebrew and English? I know bilingual kids often learn to speak later, and twins they can learn later too. Do they interact with each other? It may be nothing, but it is great that you're getting them checked out. Either you'll know they're fine and you can stop worrying, or you can start getting them help.