She really likes the speech therapist, who does a lot of play therapy (Abby is SO not a flash card girl!) and has a personality that is easy to like. She's young and energetic, and Abby even gets to go to the therapy gym sometimes to play while working on speech skills. Bonus: Abby has already talked to her more than she did the last private therapist we tried!
We have also started OT there, because the owner of the company is an OT who was willing to try post-op therapy with Abby. They have PTs, but we were previously told that they couldn't take Abby because she was too complex. The owner agreed to take her and would be her exclusive therapist. She seemed very eager and willing to do whatever Abby needed, so I'm really hoping it will work out. We are going to try it out and see how it goes.
I love our former private PT, but driving an hour and 15 minutes (or more, depending on traffic) is so hard! Getting both therapies in one place only 20 minutes away would be glorious! They have great hours, so I won't have to pull Abby out of school for therapies. When she is projected to miss 28 days in half-day pre-k, that's an important factor!
So here's to great new therapists!