In answer to my own question,"Do I need to know?", when it came right down to it I decided that no, I don't.
After Dylan's evaluation was completed, his Early Intervention Team tallied up his scores, wrote them all down, and looked up at me. They asked me, "Do you want to know?". I said that no, I didn't. I fumbled and felt like I should somehow defend myself, but what I said and what I truly feel is that quite simply, it does not feel right to me. Whatever the reason(s) may be, it does not feel right. Maybe I am scared to know, maybe I'm in denial or maybe it's just the simple fact that comparing Dylan to children without Down syndrome does not make sense to me. Quite frankly, comparing Dylan to anyone other than Dylan does not make sense to me. So again, I said no thank you.
I was told again that once Dylan enters public school, I will not have a choice. That I will be told the scores and they will not "sugar coat them either". Whether or not that is true I honestly do not know, but whatever the case may be, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
Since the evaluation, I have met with Dylan's Physical Therapist to come up with new goals for the next 6 months. He had met most of his previous goals, which is really nice to see. We love progress!!
As I've said before, Dylan is happy, healthy, motivated, curious, and observant. He is friendly and outgoing. He is loving. He is smart and he is loved. He is learning.
I don't need scores to know that...