client spotlight: Natalia Ortega
Natalia Ortega is a young girl that has been in the LifeROOTS Early Intervention program since July of 2010. She started in our program when she was just over 1 years old. With open arms, the Loidolts accepted Natalia into their home in May 2010 when, because of abuse in her home, she was removed from her biological parents.
The family's pediatrician referred Natalia to LifeROOTS for a developmental evaluation due to her low weight and her underdeveloped motor skills. When she first came to the Loidolt's home she displayed very little or no emotion, she was very small, she suffered from night terrors and she lacked communication skills.
Through speech therapy, occupational therapy, vision services, nutritional support and infant massage that was performed by LifeROOTS, she has caught up to her developmental milestones and has become a happy and functioning member of the Loidolts family. The Loidolts are grateful for the partnership they have had with LifeROOTS and feel that they could not have positively changed her life if it wasn't for the support from LifeROOTS.