8th June 2008


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Caeden was referred for a speech and hearing evaluation, but our insurance won’t pay for it and All Children’s want $540 which seems excessive considering that there is a good chance that absolutely nothing is wrong with him. We canceled the appointment and registered him for the local 0-3 grant program. We will see if he qualifies and go from there. If any of you know a speech therapist, can you ask them when a parent needs to worry if a child makes lots of sounds and communicates in other ways, but has no real words.

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  1. 1 On June 10th, 2008, Clint said:

    I don’t even know how old my son is… Seems like he was 18 months last month, lol. I corrected the previous post.

  2. 2 On June 20th, 2008, dina said:

    OK, Walker (our second) said all of 3 of the required 4 words at his checkup (I think it was his 18 month one too.) They referred him for a speech evaluation too. I ended up not doing it. Didn’t feel necessary. I have no professional opinion to offer. But my only fear was Walker’s hearing. So I did some hearing tests. (Totally unprofessional, I know.) I stood behind him and talked. Made sure he heard me and heard me from each side. Followed directions, that sort of thing. Part of the problem, I think, was that Walker was the second child. Number one daughter spoke for him all the time. “Walker wants a cracker.” “Walker fell down.” He didn’t need to talk, Jordan took care of it. Just a thought. Before long, he was up to speed. Now we can’t shut him up. And I mean that in the most loving, motherly way.

  3. 3 On June 24th, 2008, Clint said:

    Too funny. At 19 months Caeden still babbles non-stop… but really doesn’t say anything repeatable. He did start making a ‘P’ sound when he wants to get up on the bed with me and Caleb when we’re playing… I think something clicked finally cause I kept saying “Uuuu-P” over and over. He got the ‘P’ part at least.

    Hey, we’ll be seeing you in a few weeks and you can make an impromptu evaluation!

  4. 4 On July 14th, 2008, Tricia said:

    I sooo went through this all with Camille. Use your 0 to 3 program. Ask your pediatrician for referrals and help. Some colleges give free hearing tests (I recomend that step first.) Call me if you have any questions. We ran the gamut with Camille. Happy to say it was just a “motor placement” problem (trying to say all the words in either the front or rear of the mouth.)

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