Sage's Speech Delay
A few weeks ago I posted a rant about mil and gmil saying that Sage would talk if I talked to her.
Monday she had her evaluation through Early Intervention and Help Me Grow. She is 18 1/2 months and 17 months adjusted; her expressive Speech is at 9-12 months and receptive is 12-15 months. They are also watching her gross motor skill as they were 12-15 months (this surprised me, she did everything about 3 months late rolling, sitting, crawling, walking but in the last 2 months she has gone crazy climbing on everything) they said she stumbles too much and will re-evaluate in 3 months. They asked how I felt about the diagnosis and honestly I am just relieved. I was so sick of people telling me there was nothing wrong. On the bright side the SP said she has great sounds, intonnation, facial expression, and that she follows patterns of speech (which I knew) there just seems to be some connection not quite happening from what she thinks to what comes out of her mouth.
So she does qualify for speech, but their only young toddler speech groups are at 10 am and 1 pm. I work until 2:30. She will have an intervention specialist come out 2 times a month and then in May they will start bussing her from my babysitter's to 2 year old preschool twice a week. they also have a 8 week parent/child program I can do in the summer. Our insurance will only cover speech therapy if you have had a stroke or had your larynx removed. I am so sad about that.
We are meeting to do the IFSP on Wensday. Any advice?