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Old 03-15-2019, 02:35 PM   #11
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Re: Speech Delay - consequences of no therapy

I'd probably secretly mail a brief ages and stages guideline, because I'm a wimp like that. I mean non-confrontational. It doesn't sound like bringing it up is likely to help anything.

From your description, it sounds like she meets the 30 month expectations, and wouldn't be evaluated at 36 month guidelines just yet. Just guessing that would mean she doesn't qualify for speech therapy anyway.

And I forgot to say about my above example about the 2 year old getting the EI referral--that pediatrician's own young son had been recently diagnosed with Asbergers, so I believe she was just being hyper-vigilant. And you're right, having an older sibling is not a cause of speech delays, I was thinking more about if she just doesn't say much.

(And totally off topic, "Mistah" is why I don't think sending children to public school is going to automatically teach them respect for authority...nor will homeschooling or any other method automatically teach it)

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Re: Speech Delay - consequences of no therapy

Is there a place to find the guidelines for who qualifies for therapy? All I found are red flags, and the milestones for different ages, but where is the 30 month thing you mention? FWIW, I mostly read Uptodate and aafp.

I was going by 50% of her speech is not understandable by strangers at age 2. She does not use 3-4 word sentences (or maybe she does and i just can't understand them? Is that how that works?). She does not combine 2 words to make a new word.

I talked to DH about it today and made a snide remark about "your family" and he got mad and huffed off, so we'll have to pick that one up again tomorrow sometime

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Is there a place to find the guidelines for who qualifies for therapy? All I found are red flags, and the milestones for different ages, but where is the 30 month thing you mention? FWIW, I mostly read Uptodate and aafp.

I was going by 50% of her speech is not understandable by strangers at age 2. She does not use 3-4 word sentences (or maybe she does and i just can't understand them? Is that how that works?). She does not combine 2 words to make a new word.

I talked to DH about it today and made a snide remark about "your family" and he got mad and huffed off, so we'll have to pick that one up again tomorrow sometime

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I really think you should just drop it.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:46 AM   #14
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I really think you should just drop it.
Yeah. I've been trying to think about why I really care, anyway. I think it's petty. Probably more personal with me and her mom.

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