Hi, it’s lenore!
Today, I’m going to write about “When I started to think she might have some kind of disability."
I was somewhat aware of it but didn’t really know what to do.
I was very confused and seething.
“Let’s see how she goes." at Kenshin (health checkup）
My daughter was less responsive to my call even after she was a year and a half to almost two years old.
She didn’t say words like “mamma(mama,まま)" or “bubu(car, ぶーぶー, くるま)".
Not only that, but no eye contact, no pointing, the crane phenomenon…
Because I studied and read some books for the nursery exam,
In the back of my mind, I thought “she might have some kind of disability."
But then I still thought she would grow up a little bit… but…
During regular health checkup, it was clearly obvious the differences from other children.
I know there’s a difference, but I don’t know what to do about it as a parent.
Even though I studied and knew there were characteristics, I didn’t know how to apply them in real life.
It was a frustrating experience.
At every health checkup, they said “she’s only one year old…", “she’s only one and a half…", “Let’s see how she goes until she’s over two…".
When I heard that, I thought “Maybe they are right. she’s only one year old…",
but on the other hand, I also wondered if it was the right thing to do🤔
It was at this time that the city’s public health nurse, who had been in regular contact with me, told me about Ryouiku.
What is Ryouiku? What is Jidou Hattatsu Shien Shisetu?
When the public health nurse told me, “There’s a thing called Ryouiku.",
The first thing I felt was a sense of relief for the time being, “Oh, I can finally do something for my daughter, maybe I can find the answer…🥺"
(or rather say, parenting doesn’t have one certain answer, isn’t it? In spite of it, I thought “Finally I can get the answer!" Maybe it means I was so confused.)
After the public health nurse’s talk, I understand that Ryouiku is…
●it’s also known as Jidou Hattatsu Shien Shisetu, as the official term for it.
●They have Speech-Language-Hearing Therapists as well as a nursery teacher(depending on the facility).
●It’s said to be a place that provides appropriate support and encourages growth for children with slow language development and physical development.
In addition to the public health nurse’s talk, I did my own research. And I’m starting to understand a little bit more about the environment my daughter will be moving into.
But I didn’t know that there were several types of child development facilities to attend, until I went on a tour of the city’s Ryouiku center.
the city’s Ryouiku center was the type of school where the mother and child went to the school together and stayed together until they left.
Next, I’m going to write about my visit to the city’s Ryouiku center.
Thank you so much for reading!