Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth got so much valuable information from her son’s developmental screening that she posted a follow-up video. Here, she learns her possible options, which are having 3-year-old Gideon undergo a more comprehensive screening to get a fuller picture of his language skills, trying some strategies at home to improve his speech, or using both approaches along with regular home visits by a speech therapist.
Joy-Anna agrees that she wants to work out a plan of action, and says she’ll talk to her husband, Austin, about next steps. In her video description, she wrote, “I am so thankful we took him in and were able to see where he is at and pinpoint what areas we need to work on. I wanted to post this … for all of the moms out there that may not know that these services are available or that want to know more about what [an] evaluation test is and how it helps.”
Fans flooded the “Counting On” star’s comment section with praise. An early intervention specialist said, “I just wanted to commend you! You’re doing the best thing you can do getting him help early on. Bonus points for documenting and sharing to help and educate. You’re doing great.” A fellow mom related on a very personal level: “I’m a Mama as well going through the process of getting my little one the help she needs. It is SO nice to not go through it alone. Thank you for sharing.”