We knew that Emma was delayed. My gut instinct said that something was wrong, but I was really great at rationalizing and making excuses for her speech and gross motor delays. We got hooked up with an amazing gift of a SLP who, after a time, felt that Emma was headed for a CAS diagnosis. We began tailoring her thearapy towards that, and recently received the officially official diagnosis that we had been waiting for! Emma is receiving more frequent speech therapy, she attends preschool, and we do lots of practice at home. We continue to push Emma to do the hard work, and she continues to face it head-on. Emma is finding her voice, and through that, I have found mine.