An amazing thing happens when a special needs child turns 2 (at least in our experience). It seems as if all kinds of new treatment options come into play.
Since we started Gavin on valium almost a year ago, we have been continually thinking about adding another “tool” to his ever-growing box of resources. (This “tool” was not something that we could have added prior to him turning 2.) As with the valium, the idea of giving our now 2-year-old another “medication” was not something we took lightly. But we had to weigh the pros and cons and look at how this would impact his quality of life. He’s making progress but by adding this new “tool” would we see greater strides? Would we see regression? How would this impact his life down the road? (Questions, it seems, we ask on an almost daily basis when it comes to treatment options for him.)