When my son came into our family, I was a first time parent and I didn’t know where a child should be physically, mentally, or emotionally. He only knew about 10 words, but I could tell that he was a fast learner. I spent a few months desperately trying to figure out how to help him, and then I finally received a referral for The Learning Center for Families.
Physically my son was fine, but his speech was really lacking, and I didn’t know how to truly enjoy playtime with my child. My son’s Learning Consultant was so helpful and she provided information that I could read on my own time. She also invited me to join a play group that was held at The Learning Center facility. At play group I learned how to follow my child around and help him explore his environment. I also learned what items were age-appropriate for him to play with. We enjoyed lunch together, and truly bonded.
When my son turned 3, The Learning Center provided the appropriate referral to WCSD Preschool who then continued his services with a speech therapist. My son is now 7 and has progressed to the point that he no longer needs speech therapy. He is completely on track with all of his schooling. Without TLC his delays probably wouldn’t have been fully discovered until kindergarten. If that had happened, I wouldn’t have known how to help him, and he would continue to struggle.
I am so grateful for the services that I received from TLC. I have also let my neighbors know of the great service that TLC provides. It is an excellent resource for our community.