I’d gotten a call out of the blue from Bryce’s Case Manager over at Child And Family Services (where he gets his therapies as needed, and sees his Psychiatrist).
Before leaving from his appointment earlier in the month, I once more mentioned to be sure to let me know about Day Treatment Day Camp. I skipped last year as to give Bryce a “break”. This year, that mistake will NOT happen again.
Plus, Bryce enjoys going! Hr goes to different places. And it’s all-expense paid by the funds received by Day Treatment.
Medicaid picks up the tab for my child to go. Federal Grants and community donations help fund the various activities.
Not only does my son get to do fun things Monday through Friday, but he receives the help of a trained staff in behavioral issues, and talks with a registered Psychiatrist or Psychologist once a week.
But apparently (according to the Case Manager), things are going to be a tad bit different. In a GOOD way!
Those that pick which students are in need of Day Treatment services during the school year will be there to watch the kids that are NOT being served within the school setting (including MY kid) and observing them to see if indeed they can qualify for help and to get the ball rolling.
Two years now, two teachers agreed that Bryce needed extra help in the classroom. Behavior management, primarily. He’s been disruptive of others, non-compliant at times, not staying on task or being well organized. And I can only do so much from home. And the teacher herself can only do so much individually with him, seeing as there is a minimum of 18 kids in her class that ALL demand attention at some point.
Even if he can get assistance via the Day Treatment Therapist for an hour a day, or every couple of days, I think, and truly believe that it would make a tremendous amount of difference.
And my hope is that when all is said and done with the summer’s Day Treatment Camp and the observances made, that Bryce will be one of the ones that will be selected for the extra help.
Though, I must admit, it’s a bit hard at times to stay positive or optimistic about things such as this. After being shot down, ran over, screwed over and flat-out denied so many times, it can sometimes be difficult to stay in that positive frame of mind. Especially since I have yet to be able to fill out the papers to place Bryce in DTC.