Friday, May 19, 2006

Speech Therapy Update

Just wanted to let everyone know that Jack will now get speech therapy, courtesy of the state, once a week. This is GREAT news for us.

While Jack tests at 4 months ahead on receptive language (i.e., what he understands), he is very behind on expressive language (speaking). At age two, he has only 4 words - mama, bye, blue, and woof.

So the news that the state approved his speech therapy was music to our ears. I'm anxious to see what the speech therapist will do to get him to speak.

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Blogger The McGann Blog said...

hello. i found your blog while searching for "hearing loss" a few months ago. i've been reading it since then, wondering if your son was diagnosed with a mild hearing loss. my son was diagnosed at birth and he is now 8 months old. was wondering if that is the reason for his speech delay.

5/19/2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger Cityslicker Mom said...

my son did speech therapy, and it worked great. He only had to have like 5 sessions and we started seeing progress. Turned out he just needed a "boost". anyway, it was interesting watching the sp.pathologist, she would basically play little games with him, helping him to say farm animal names and things like that. My son just thought it was one big play session!

5/19/2006 11:12 PM  
Blogger mama_tulip said...

Great news! I hope it goes well.

5/20/2006 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Great news! Let us know how it goes. I know that is a big relief to you.

5/20/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Great! I'm sure he'll be chattering away in no time.

5/22/2006 5:11 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

CitySlicker Mom - thanks for the encouragement. Jack's so smart, so I think he just needs a little "boost" too, like your son. He really liked the speech pathologist during the evaluation, so I think the therapy will go well.

To everyone else - thanks for the encouragement.

5/23/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger Waya said...

My son was in Early Intervention as well since last June. He was also diagnosed with speech delayed in the expressive side.

We also had a 1 day home visit, and 1 day visit to their center for 1 hour. He's since graduated from that program and is now in the public school for speech. And all this is courtesy of the state.

I've seen a huge progress but he's not there yet, according to the tests. But at least the program he's in is integrated so he's with all of his peers not just the ones needing speech theraphy.

I even wrote it in my blog just so that other parents, like myself who was not aware of this service, can take advantage of this service from the state.

6/04/2006 8:57 AM  

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