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Monday, August 31, 2009
Another Speech Update
We had a wonderful weekend filled with LOTS of family visiting for E's dedication at our church. Before I forget, I want to share with you that we had a meeting to plan M's time remaining with Early Intervention before she turns three (in October). You might remember that we were quite concerned that she might lose services because with the evaluation that was used for her, she scored average, even on speech. You can read about those problems here. Thanks to the dedication of our therapists, M will continue receiving speech therapy 2 times a week and her teacher will come once a week. We decided to stop occupational therapy since it was only once a month and at this point, not super effective. A huge factor in this was M's speech therapist writing an "informed clinical opinion" to add on to the evaluation. It made it very clear that though her scores were average, she is not understandable, and she is not consistent with errors. (For example she will say "doom," "poon,", and "poom." All mean the word "spoon." The next big step is to get three evaluations from the IU. We actually had one today for occupational therapy. Another for a general eval is scheduled. The speech eval has not been scheduled yet. (This is quite upsetting to me because if M is going to preschool, I want to have time to prepare her. There is no sense changing bedtime without good reason. We truly have NO idea what will happen, but we hope she'll be going to the speech and language classroom with the developmental preschool.)