29th July 2008

Caeden’s Speech Evaluation

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Short Answer: Yes, he qualifies. Speech Therapy will start soon.

Long Answer: During the evaluation, they scored Caeden in 5 different areas. 85 and above is normal, but you have to be 79 or below to qualify for the program. His Motor Skills and Cognitive were in the 100’s, but his Self-Help/Adaptive and Social/Emotional were 80, which made me nervous. The last one was Understanding and Communicating where he received a 78, so he qualified for speech therapy through their program. I think his Self-Help/Adaptive and Social/Emotional are affected by his lack of speech. They want us to get a hearing test done by a Pediatric Audiologist which is scheduled for Aug 19 and we need to cut back on signing and reward any non-whining verbal response. After the hearing test, he should have two 30 min. speech therapy sessions a week.

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  1. 1 On August 19th, 2008, dina said:

    How did today’s appointment go?

  2. 2 On September 17th, 2008, Clint said:

    He’s showing slow growth, and I’m not sure if its a result of therapy or just the aging process. Right now the frustrating thing is that no one is providing any diagnosis. The speech therapist is (I can only assume) working under the impression that it is purely a physical condition, so if there is a psychological component it’s not being addressed.

    His comprehension seems to be pretty good – and that’s a good thing.

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