Forum: Children with Developmental Delays and Disorders
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ABA Therapist- 3x-4x per week
Developmental Specialist- 1x per week
We are adding an Occupational Therapist and Speech / Language Pathologist that will probably be 1x per week each. He also goes to an integrated playgroup at our public Library. Whew- it's a lot, but these services will stop when he's 3 in October so I am trying to maximize this window of time for him. Most of these started around his 2nd birthday.
Professional? School inclusion team, educational psychologist, speech and language therapist, paediatrician
Why? Mostly for assessment/diagnosis. The inclusion team helped with strategies to help him in school which was then taken over by the ed psych when he left nursery. The speech and language therapist worked on helping him communicate and advising school about a communication group he was to be part of.
How Often? Most of these people did 3-6 monthly appointments or reviews.
At what age did they start and stop? All started at 3. He still sees the ed psych and the paediatrician (children in the UK don't automatically see a paediatrician for "regular" childhood illnesses, just a GP). Inclusion team stopped at 4 as that was only for nursery class. Speech and language stopped last year due to progress, but we think he needs to be re-referred as he has hit a plateau again - will deal with that after February break.
Child Psych: 1x every other week. Started at the age of five, so over a year now. We are working on feelings and how to use them appropriately. Helps with meltdowns. We also attend and she gives us pointers on how to avoid these.
Speech Therapist: 1x week for 30 minutes, for pragmatics. Since Kinder.
Occupational Therapist: 1x week for 30 minutes for handwriting, and gross motor work.
RSP: 4x week for 40 minutes for math help
Vision Therapist: 2x a week for 30 minutes. Starts this week. For eye movement training, and visual perception struggles.
She has 2 Aides in the classroom, one is ABA trained and works with her throughout the day. The other is her specified 1:1 for 1.5 hours a day to see what areas she needs help in, and to get more info for next year. Right now she helps her with math in the RSP class and makes sure she is paying attention, and able to stay organized.
We are going to add OT outside of school this summer to work on her self help issues.
Professional? Speech therapist
Why? 2 year delay
How Often? an hour every week
At what age did they start and stop? 3.5 until 5
Professional? Occupational therapist
Why? sensory issues
How Often? 1x per week for an hour
At what age did they start and stop? 3.5 until 4
Why? to oversee his ABA therapy
How Often? 1x a month for an hour
At what age did they start and stop? From 4 & ongoing
Professional? ABA therapist
Why? to work on everything
How Often? 20+ hours a week
At what age did they start and stop? right before he turned 5 and ongoing
Why? she has a wondering eye
How Often? once every 6 months to monitor
At what age did they start and stop? 2.5 and ongoing
Why? to screen for FAS and monitor
How Often? once a year
At what age did they start and stop? 3.5 and ongoing
Why? she has a wort growing under her big toe nail
How Often? once a month until its gone
At what age did they start and stop? Jan and ongoing
Professional? Occupational therapist
Why? torticollis, oral aversion, and sensory issues
How Often? once a week
At what age did they start and stop? from 4 months until 1.5 years
Professional? Oral surgeon
Why? the enamal didn't form correctly on his front top four teeth so they had to put on silver caps
How Often? once every 6 months
At what age did they start and stop? 9months and ongoing.