Kennedy Krieger- 3 month wait for the Center of Developmental Learning

During my daughter’s regular doctor visit, we decided to ask the doctor about referrals for developmental centers. I have been very scared to put a label/diagnosis on my daughter’s development. However, I feel like I should do everything to ensure that my daughter can reach her utmost potential. I know that many people are misdiagnosed and I would hate for my daughter to be given an incorrect diagnosis. My hope obviously is that they tell me that she just has a speech delay (which I am aware of) and she has no other problem.

The doctor provided us a phone number for The Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). I did some extensive research on the Kennedy Krieger Institute and got some really good reviews. I contacted them last week and filled out an intake form and this is when they informed me of a wait list of 2-3 months! That seems like a century because I want them to call me like right now and schedule an evaluation for my daughter. I tried calling other development centers in the area and they had no wait time at all! I was tempted to go for the fast option but that does not necessarily yield great results. I have decided to be patient.

Right now as I write this my head is in a daze. It’s one thing to have kids and it is another to have a child who is struggling in some areas that are considered “normal”. I want the best for my daughter. I am afraid of what the harsh world has to offer. I have good days and bad days. Some days I cry my eyes out and ask God, “Why me?” but most days I am thankful to God for trusting me with my beautiful princess.

I was watching Joel Osteen on Sunday and once again, I got a very encouraging message. He was speaking about NOT wasting your pain. Basically…using what pains you to minister to people. His sermon was power packed from beginning to end and I saw it as a sign that God wanted my blog to indeed take a shift to address what I am going through. I have included the sermon in the link below:

We all go through difficulties, setbacks and loss. In fact, pain is a part of life. Many people allow their pain to cripple them and keep them stuck, causing them to miss out on the next level that God was preparing them to go.This doesn’t have to be you. Let Joel teach you in this empowering message the comforting fact that nothing is a surprise to God. He wants to use your pain to grow you and prepare you to give birth to a new level of your destiny. If you’re dealing with a painful situation today, you will find encouragement. That pain is not there to stop you; it’s there to develop, prepare and increase you for the greater work God wants to do in your life. A new level is coming!

3 thoughts on “Kennedy Krieger- 3 month wait for the Center of Developmental Learning

  1. Hello! I am dealing with speech delay with my daughter, too. Have you heard of Andrew Wommack miminstrires? It’s transforming our lives.! He speaks about the power of faith filled words and has the gift of healing. I would love to connect with you as it’s often so challenging going through this alone. Please email me if you are able. I will lift your daughter up in prayer. We can encourage one another!

    God Bless You!

    1. Hello E! Sorry it took long to reply. I have a newborn and have been so busy. I saw your message when I was uploading a post yesterday. I love Andrew Wommack! I got to see him live 2 years ago in a powerpacked session. Have you read this sermon by John Osteen (Joel’s dad) regarding miracles? Very uplifting. It talks about his daughter who had cerebral palsy and was healed! Read the pdf here:

      1. Awesome! Aww… Congrats on the additional little one. I know all about busy. Ha!

        Thank you!! I will definitely read this article. Appreciate it! I would love to know how your daughter is progressing. Maybe we can email from time to time.

        Peace & God’s Blessings – E

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