Saturday, August 04, 2007


IFSP stands for Individualized Family Service Plan. It is part of the Missouri First Steps program (Early Intervention) in which Sophie receives her therapy. The IFSP is held every 6 months in which Sophie's service coordinator, therapists and I all meet to come up with goals for the next 6 months and also to discuss how much therapy Sophie will need.

The previous IFSP was held on January 22, 2007. One of our concerns at that meeting is as follows:

"Family is concerned about Sophie's motivation to crawl across a room. For example, she is crawling about 10 feet, but does not want to crawl from one room to another to get mom or dad or to something she wants..."

Can you believe that?!?! That was just 6 months ago!!! Now Sophie is walking all over the place. We are continually amazed at how fast she can walk from one room to the other. She is so quick. She will even leave the room we are in to go explore another room. She is becoming less dependent on us. I am so proud of my baby girl. Sometimes I forget how far Sophie has come.

Sophie was also approved for weekly physical, developmental, occupational and speech therapy. We should receive the new IFSP sometime next week. Sophie will also start preschool in September and will start receiving some of her therapy at preschool. She will be going 2 mornings a week from 9am to noon. I am anxious to see how she handles that transition.

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