Speech or no speech?

Dragon has qualified for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy since February of this year. OT and PT began as a weekly appointment to now only a monthly visit. We are so pleased with her progress.

Speech is a whole different disappointing story. We have been on the waiting list for services…waiting and waiting for her number to be called up.

In June I made a call, wanting to know her status. I was told she was number 11 on the list. Dragon is 17 months old and has less than 10 words. It is obvious she is delayed. As a former special education teacher I know the importance of early intervention. I have tried everything possible to enrich her, but I am not a therapist.

I put another call in today. The response was that she is number four on the list.

So the dilemma is…
wait until she gets called up…
or start looking for a private therapist.

Our insurance does not cover private therapy.

Mr.D had great success with all his therapies at the school Dragon is waiting at.

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She has so much to say to us. She gets so quickly frustrated with us. I know that words will open the world for her. Once again, another decision we need to make.

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3 responses to “Speech or no speech?

  1. How about checking the U of A’s program to see if any students want experience?

  2. Man that’s a tough one. It sucks that they can’t even give you an ETA. And I am surprised insurance doesn’t help at all.

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