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Old 03-22-2008, 10:50 PM   #31
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Re: Well I did it... I called Early Intervention

DS sees a speech therapist every two weeks. He just turned two and hardly said a word until he was almost 20 months old. Before that he had maybe 4 or 5, and I think I'm being generous with that number. He didn't wave, gesture or point. Since then he has gained about 15 words and 7-8 signs and is starting to pick up words a bit faster and even formed a few 2 words sentences! He waves hi and bye and has started to point at things.
Don't worry, your LO will catch up, you did the best thing for her by having her evaluated. feel free to pm me if you have any questions

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Old 03-23-2008, 07:15 PM   #32
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Do you feel that your DD can hear you? Does she respond to you when you ask her to do something? My DS had alot of ear infections as a baby/toddler and his speech was really delayed like you are describing with your DD. At 2 1/2 we finally got his hearing tested and he had some hearing loss due to fluid, so we had tubes put in. His speech really took off after that. We did end up with some speech issues where he could talk but we couldn't understand him very well (probably due to hearing for 2 1/2 yrs like he was under water) so he's in speech therapy and making huge progress.

I would ask the EI people to refer you to get a hearing test (we went thru them so it was completely free). That would be the first step--establish that your DD is hearing well.

The gross/fine motor skills could just be that she is a late bloomer and not necessarily delayed. During the EI eval, they will probably tell you that there is a wide range of normal for developing skills. There were things that DS couldn't do that his 3 friends who were born within a month of him could do and had been doing for several months. But DS wasn't technically delayed because the range was so big. It can be frustrating when you as a mom KNOW that your child is delayed but also encouraging because your child isn't completely behind. KWIM?

I think that they technically have to atleast evaluate your DD. Keep us updated.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:22 PM   #33
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my son is 17 months and not talking
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:12 PM   #34
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To everyone who mentioned her hearing... I really think her hearing is fine. Especially after what happened this morning. But at other times, I can drop a single cheerio onto something soft and she'll even hear that minuscule noise and turn from what she's doing to come get the cheerio. LOL.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:17 PM   #35
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Just to let you know my son was just like that with his hearing he could "hear" certain things and even understood what I said. If I told him to get his cup and put it in the Sink he did just that.


The way the Audiologist told me to do is to "Cover my mouth with my hand and talk" that's how he heard me talking.

He could "understand" but couldn't "understand" the "WORDS" of it if that makes sense.


You can do a simple and short Audioloigst apt and rule it out for sure.

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Well the director is back in town and I hadn't heard anything back yet, so I called this morning and spoke to someone. She took down my info and said she'd give it to the program director, who does all the scheduling (the same person who I had emailed last week) and then she (the person I called today) would call me back to set up the appointments. She said there would be two... the first one is an "intake" appointment where we exchange information and then the second one is where they do the evaluation. She said she'd call me back sometime this week to schedule them.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:12 PM   #37
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Nobody cares about my updates. But here's another one anyway.

I got a call back from them this afternoon. She had actually gotten my original message, as well as the message from the person I called this morning. [l] I mentioned that Lydia did start walking since I had sent that email, and she took note of it. She scheduled my intake meeting for this Friday (in two days) b/c they had had a cancellation. And then Lydia's eval will be on the 15th, unless they have another cancellation, and she said she'd call me if they did. She said that she'd send a speech pathologist and a motor specialist out in my evaluation team. So things are definitely moving now.
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yes we do care! i just got so distracted doing to ages and stages that i forgot to post. so yea, glad that you are getting somewhere on this. sometimes these kinds of things can drag on and you sit and worry and research and make yourself worry more! hopefully there will be a cancellation next week and you can get your evals.

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That's great that they got you in so quick mama. It is also really great that they are sending the SLP and PT to the eval! Please keep me informed on how things go!
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I care keep us updated!
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