After searching my archives, it appears that I never wrote about last year's developmental assessment, perhaps because it annoyed me. But I did write about the one we had two years ago, and I just reread it, and now I'm freaking out a little.
At D's assessment last week, he did some things amazingly well. First, we had no real tantrums, despite coming immediately after a full day of school, waiting in the waiting room, waiting in the exam room, etc. We had a few protestations, but they were verbal and nonviolent.
On the way there, actually, I turned around to look at D. in the backseat, and he was looking all downcast and sad. "Are you OK?" I asked.
"I don't want to go to the doctor."
HOW INCREDIBLY APPROPRIATE!!
Anyway. Dr. Amazing had two younger docs with her, and she let them do a lot of the assessment, though she stepped in frequently. As before, she worked with D. and followed his lead as she redirected him to the areas she wanted. And at the end of the assessment she said he is SOLIDLY at three years. That is, everything a 3-year-old can do, D. can do. Without hesitation. So if you need compliance, or whatever, go to that 3-year-old level. Then, we have many scatter skills that go higher.
But when I go back and re-read what I wrote two years ago, I see:
She said that at his worst, he was still performing at above a 2-year-old level. At his best, he was at about a 33-month-old level with scattered skills to age level.
So, in two years, we gained... three months? That can't be right. It can't be. Right?
I'm freaking out. I'm emailing this woman RIGHT NOW.