Filed under: family life, speech therapy, stuttering | Tags: early intervention, speech/language pathologist, stuttering
The D had his evaluation with the Early Intervention specialists today. We met with a child development specialist and a Speech/Language pathologist. Developmentally, the D is doing just fine. Of course, I wasn’t concerned about that. The main reason we were there was for a Speech/Language evaluation.
He passed the language portion of the evaluation. He didn’t demonstrate any evidence of disfluencies during the 45 minutes to one hour we spent at the evaluation. Because of the symptoms I reported (ie, the D saying things like “I can’t talk!” when having a lot of trouble with stuttering, having a great deal of tension in his neck when stuttering, and no air passage when stuttering) they want to do another evaluation. So, they will becoming to the house in a couple of weeks to see him in a different setting. So, I won’t be present for that and they also wanted the G to be there so they can see how that affects his speech.
The Speech/Language pathologist wanted to qualify us for Early Intervention services but was not sure if she could just based on a parent report. She said she would like to see him followed by a Speech/Language therapist for awhile to maybe break the cycle he has of stuttering for a period of time and then getting better and regressing. So, we’ll see how he does in a couple of weeks.