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September 18th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Four Corners, FL
sorry it's taken a while to get back here.
Sam has had several hearing tests showing no losses.
All of his testing was initially done through EI and he received one-on-one sessions for 30 minutes 4 days a week from May last year until July this year when he turned three.
He was re-evaluated by a certified SLP and psychologist from the school district in June (that's the 55 score). I was there for the Battell and some of the things they marked him lower on were because they didn't observe him doing them, even though we said he could......like naming body parts.
In March, he had a vocab of 34 words, it's definitely increased since then.
His therapist that worked with him for over a year suggested apraxia at one time because of the way he stops and thinks about things before responding. But, I'm not sure she'd say the same thing now.
He has just started telling 1-sentence stories, we probably understand 1-3 words, sometimes none. He does a lot of mimicking, he can count a bit, but doesn't say his own name (he responds to it, but when you say "can you say Sam?" he turns to you like "what do you want?"), he'd rather get something himself than asking for help, although he's finally started coming to get one of us.
School started 4 weeks ago. Adn because of his delays, he's hitting out of frustration. We've had 4 hitting incidents at school, two at the sitter's and a few at home.
He's down to 2 30-minute sessions a week and I'm CERTAIN that it's a group setting. Two specialists (pediatric neuro and a developmental pedi) have documented low muscle tone in his face and recommended one-on-one sessions. I know his speech therapist also recommended individual sessions. School's response was "too many kids on the case load".
(I say NOT MY PROBLEM---but I think my hands are tied and I should be grateful he's getting any sessions)
His class has 10 boys, aged 3-5. His teacher has a background in early special education and two spec. ed. kids of her own. She has an aide that she's worked with for years.
I started having him mimic 3-4 sentences stating what he wants. "mama....i....want....juice" "mama...i....want.....doggie" (his lovey) "mama....i....want.....chobby" (chocolate milk) Once in a while, he'll put all the words together on his own, but those are the only sentences.
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