Sunday, May 18, 2008

Speech

We had Josh see a speech pathologist in the fall to see if there was anything we could do to help him with speech. We were told he was within range for his age, and in view of his adoption, they thought we should reevaluate in 6-9 months. They made suggestions like preschool and so on which we did. Well... He went back this week, and the speech pathologist feels he needs a 4 morning a week program in the fall. He will be at the early intervention preschool, and get lots of good help. It was a weird day for me. The reason we took him is because we want to make it as easy as possible for him, but I was really surprised at the degree of intervention they felt he needed. He seems to have improved so much, that it was a surprise. I was really comfortable with the speech pathologist, and the other intervention specialist, and they really liked Josh. He charmed them. The speech pathologist has him on her case list insead of putting him in the general pool, and she thinks the teachers she works with will be fighting over him. He goes for his hearing eval with the ent in the middle of next week, and we are going to try to get so me speech therapy over the summer.

2 comments:

Kim Kenward said...

Jeanne - Does Josh talk quite a bit? Being home less than 2 months and dealing with heart surgery I haven't focused on speech issues much. Josie actually says quite a few words, but I haven't even thought about speech evaluations yet. Did you have any red flags?

Kim K.

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