Meet our Elle. Born in June 2010, Elle was six weeks early and spent almost two weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit learning to eat properly and gain weight. At six months, we began noticing Elle was not meeting typical goals, like rolling over. At 14 months, Elle still wasn't pulling up or talking, so we contacted Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) who said Elle had a Global Development Delay and recommended High Hopes.
Elle began physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy weekly at High Hopes' Therapy Clinic at 16 months of age. Shortly after, Elle began attending High Hopes' Preschool and it was the best thing we could have done for her! No test, to date, has been able to explain Elle's developmental delays, but we are happy to report that the teacher and therapist collaboration at High Hopes has made a hugely positive impact on Elle's development. She is walking and will be running in no time! She can feed herself and is understanding and communicating more each day, thanks to all the work of the High Hopes staff. Everyone at High Hopes knows Elle by name and loves her. The teachers and therapists have a special place in their hearts for the work they do and we just can't say enough about how High Hopes has helped our little doodle bug!