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March 6th, 2008, 07:54 AM
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well, I finally called, our pedi seemed concerned at DS last appointment, and I kept saying, oh, he will start talking soon, any day now he is just going to start jabbering away.

well, I wated 2 and 1/2 months and still ds is hardly saying anything.

when asked to say momma or dadda he says "noh-noh", when he drops something he says "uhh-ooooh'.

and that is the extent of it. He will sit and play with toys and babble at them.

So I finally called, now, what should I expect?

tia

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March 6th, 2008, 08:09 AM
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First of all, welcome to the board. I am jennifer, mommy to Alexis who is VI, autistic, has moderate MR, and is still globally delayed at 5 years.

In regards to what to expect from early intervention, the first thing they will do is set up an evaluation. The eval will determine if he is delayed and to what extent. Based on the evaluation, they will determine how often your son will need to receive services. How often he will need services will depend on how delayed he is. For the evaluation, they have standardized tests, for lack of a better word, they use to determine the delays. They will look at both receptive and expressive speech and I think they also look at processing. He need not be delayed in all areas to receive services. If he has greater than a 33% delay in any area (at least that is the percent delay needed for one service in NY), then he will qualify for services. The tests are very thourough and cover all aspects of speech. He will be scored based on how well he performs each of the given tasks, and that will continue until he can no longer complete 3 tasks in a row. His scores will then be calculated and compared to the developmentally normal scores for his age. Depending on how his scores compare to the developmental normal, will determine if he needs speech services and how much he needs.

I hope this helps. My dd was evaluated at 15 months for speech and has been receiving services ever since. Speech therapy has been very good for her, but she still has delays, though related to her medical conditions, not because speech therapy doesn't work. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to pm me or post it.
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March 6th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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First of all, welcome to the board. I am jennifer, mommy to Alexis who is VI, autistic, has moderate MR, and is still globally delayed at 5 years.

In regards to what to expect from early intervention, the first thing they will do is set up an evaluation. The eval will determine if he is delayed and to what extent. Based on the evaluation, they will determine how often your son will need to receive services. How often he will need services will depend on how delayed he is. For the evaluation, they have standardized tests, for lack of a better word, they use to determine the delays. They will look at both receptive and expressive speech and I think they also look at processing. He need not be delayed in all areas to receive services. If he has greater than a 33% delay in any area (at least that is the percent delay needed for one service in NY), then he will qualify for services. The tests are very thourough and cover all aspects of speech. He will be scored based on how well he performs each of the given tasks, and that will continue until he can no longer complete 3 tasks in a row. His scores will then be calculated and compared to the developmentally normal scores for his age. Depending on how his scores compare to the developmental normal, will determine if he needs speech services and how much he needs.

I hope this helps. My dd was evaluated at 15 months for speech and has been receiving services ever since. Speech therapy has been very good for her, but she still has delays, though related to her medical conditions, not because speech therapy doesn't work. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to pm me or post it.[/b]
thank you for such a detailed post! I am just nervous I guess.

Do you go to a special place for the services?
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March 6th, 2008, 09:41 AM
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For us, they came to the house, but I know of some moms who go the the developmental peds for screening and evaluations. If you spoke with EI and not the developmental peds, i would guess that they will come to your house.
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