Hmm, N is being "tagged" for Speech issues.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by totoro, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    YA' THINK????:confused:

    We had her screened in Idaho at 3. 0-3 Child find. "No, we don't hear a thing"
    By the UofA last year. At the anxiety clinic. "No we don't hear a thing"
    Asked her Pre-School Teacher a few times what she thought... "possibly let's wait and see, sometimes these things get better, she is young lot's of kids clutter"
    At the early intervention through the school district..., "She has a big vocabulary, no cluttering"

    NOW, the Kindergarten which uses some of the same people who tested her through the school district but in a different setting, have "heard" something in the beginning of the year, they do a pretty cool RTI thing with all of the areas not just academics and then track the kids. (AZ has a great RTI program)
    They are going to re-evaluation her in a few months because it seems to be effecting her and they know this can cause a problem in life. They will re-evaluation earlier if the Teacher is concerned, she is one of the ones who saw it first also.

    We were at a meeting for Motor Development also, she is being put in Adaptive PE 2x's a week. But not under a 504 plan, this is like the RTI as well, it is a preemptive measure because she is not serious enough to really qualify for the 504, but they realize she needs some help.

    So while this good... hello!!! Once again parent instinct is right on!!!
    We are not crazy!!!:sick:

    And this also makes me so glad we chose this School.
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I have no experience with this but am glad to hear they are paying more attention. I sure hope this leads to more answers and help!
  3. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Toto, have you ever had N evaluated privately by a speech and language pathologist? If there's even a question that she needs speech therapy, time's a-wasting and you should get her in sooner rather than later. The older she is, the more she will resist the interventions so it's in her best interest to start now. Furthermore, school-based help will only focus on speech problems that affect her education. Some insurance companies will cover speech -- you should check if yours does.
  4. Sharon74

    Sharon74 Guest

    I had a very hard time getting DS into speech. Fought with the school for the first two months of his Kindergarten year. I just couldn't understand how they could NOT hear it. My family couldn't even understand him. I often had a hard time understanding him. What finally got him help? An audiologist. I took him for a hearing evaluation and was told that his hearing was fine but he had an articulation disorder. The audiologist submitted a report to the school and he suddenly qualified for therapy. Amazing!
  5. rlsnights

    rlsnights New Member

    I second the recommendation that you get your own private speech and language assessment. You may discover that there is a lot more to deal with than the school realizes.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they find problems with pragmatics to some degree and with language processing and/or phonemic awareness.

    A lot of children with speech problems as young children go on to have language processing/reading problems. These children can often be identified in K if someone takes the time to check.
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    SW is right. Have her evaled by a speech therapist.

    We waited too long with difficult child, trying to get the school to do something. Her cluttering has become a stutter that they now say will never completely go away. They can help make it better, but it will always be there.

    Our insurance - and it wasn't the greatest - did cover speech therapy.
  7. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    You know you are all obviously right. It is one of those things that we just kept hoping that we could help her and we are always working on other things with her and people keep telling us we are crazy...
    We have so much on our plates with K...
    I think I am going to ask our therapist who she would suggest for a Speech/Language and possibly Audiologist.
    This is the same thing we saw with K's Oro-Motor issues, she has speech issues but they are muscle weakness based and not so much pure articulation. The school district works on Articulation more than strengthening as opposed to a specialist, who has more time.