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Old 10-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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My almost 3yo dd was in early intervention for a year for gross motor delays. She could not sit herself up at 10 months old, could not crawl,could not pull up or bear weight, etc. our ped did all the calls and we had an evaluation within a few weeks. They come to you. We had all therapies in the house. It was not a hard process to start at all.

The therapist was wonderful and my dd graduated therapy last summer. She finally caught up and started walking at almost 19 months old. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

EI is great. They play, they talk, it's completely non-intrusive and if they decide that he's clearly communicating (even with a lack of words), then they'll tell you he's fine.

Depends on the state. Some states require pediatricians, some states you can call yourself. It sounds like Indiana might be a 'call yourself' office.

I would do it. If they need help, then it's best to get the help before age 3. There's no reason not to do it - I promise, all they do is play with you and your kid.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

Yeah, it says on the site that you can get a referral from your ped or call yourself. As far as the process being long, what I meant was you have to contact them with everything and it says it initiates a 45 day window (which seems really long to me but maybe that's just the max time, it is the gov't after all). There was like a 7 step process for getting involved. I just figured there'd be a phone number to call or something to fill out and send in for the initial eval.

I will follow that contact info on the page the PP posted and go from there. Maybe it's not as in depth as it sounded.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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Have you tried asking him to show you what he wants? Maybe one of those "my first words" book for him to point to a picture of what he wants? Or sign language?
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Yeah, it says on the site that you can get a referral from your ped or call yourself. As far as the process being long, what I meant was you have to contact them with everything and it says it initiates a 45 day window (which seems really long to me but maybe that's just the max time, it is the gov't after all). There was like a 7 step process for getting involved. I just figured there'd be a phone number to call or something to fill out and send in for the initial eval.

I will follow that contact info on the page the PP posted and go from there. Maybe it's not as in depth as it sounded.
I am in Indiana and it isn't complicated. Just one phone call and they took it from there and set up the eval the next week.

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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

Ok thanks so much, I will call them tomorrow.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

it cant hurt to call EI. we have Babies Cant Wait in GA. we called a month ago for dd(feeding issues, low muscle tone, etc) we had an appt the next week for "intake"(paperwork, questionairre, etc) last week was supposed to be the eval w/the speecha nd occupational therapists but i had to reschedule so its tomorrow. they come to us so i dont have to drag the kids anywhere or find a sitter.
fwiw ds only said 5 or less words at 2 years. at 2.5 he will repeat almost anything but actual talking is usually done in whines he whines and points. if he wants a yogurt drink he will say "dink". he will say "samich" for sandwich and "afful" for waffle. and milk. and water. thats it for food/drink. he probably says 25-30 words total.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #18
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I would definitely call EI due to poor intelligibility (trouble understanding him) and not even close to 50 words after age 2. It never hurts to know for sure.
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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

No words at 2 yo is a red flag. At 2 we are looking for kids to be putting together 2-3 words sentences. The EI process is easy and free. I've provided early intervention as a special Ed teacher for years. You just call and they schedule appointments to play with you child while evaluating him. I would definitely call. Some kids start talking late and have not futher speech issues, some start late and continue to need help. By the time you know what category your child falls into, you could have lost valuable time.
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Re: 2y2m, talking issues - is this normal?

From your OP alone (havent read replies yet), if it were my son, I would have some concerns. I would talk to your ped for sure.
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