It’s normal to feel anxious before clinical visits. Many of our parents say it helps to bring someone with them, both for support and also to help keep track of all the information you’ll be getting. It is also true that almost all our visits end up with you and your child getting homework to do. This is not because you aren’t doing a great job as a parent. It’s because giving you exercises for home will help your child achieve his or her potential sooner.
Many children who were born preterm or who spent time in the NICU after birth run into some challenges as they grow. Many of these can be resolved. Some may have a hard time learning to eat, while others may have sleep problems, toilet training issues, or difficulties at school. We can help with many of these challenges. If you have concerns, please call the Clinic. We can either address the issues at an upcoming appointment, or make a special appointment if you are not due for a visit in the near future. It helps us if you take some notes about what you are seeing with your child, and bring these to your appointments.