My son is 5 years old and has developmental delays and hemiplegic cerebral palsy. I would consider him fairly high functioning in that he walks and talks- just at a 3 year old level, not a 5 year old level. Right now he goes to a regular preschool and gets therapies through the school district- 2.5 hour OT, 1 hour PT, 1 hour speech, 1 hour orientation and mobility, and 2 hours vision instruction per week. Plus after school he has horseback therapy for 1 hour a week, gymnastics 1 hour per week, private adaptive swim lessons 40 min per week plus soccer and baseball in season. Next year he will be in kinder and our district has kinder from 8:20-11:30 daily. So he has to get all those school- based therapies during basically 3 hours of school a day- including transportation to and from the OT (2x/week) and PT (1x/week). So it seems like if we keep up with all his therapies, he won't have any time in actual school learning to read and count and all that stuff. But I don't want him to lose skills in speech, OT, etc. What to do? Should we just take all the therapy we can get as long as the school will offer it? Sometimes I feel like he makes just as much progress "hanging out" with his peers- but I do know that when he didn't have PT for 6 months because they couldn't find a therapist, he lost a lot of skills- all of a sudden he was toe-walking again and he couldn't go up and down stairs by himself, etc. So, for parents with older kids- what did you do? What would you reccomend?