A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Speech Evaluation

BB's speech evaluation was this afternoon.  The therapist watched him play in the waiting room while I filled out paperwork. She suggested he also be evaluated for OT based on some of what she saw, especially since we had to drive almost 35 miles to get there. 

The evaluation lasted over an hour.  Two of them rushed a little, trying to do both evals within a single time slot.  They indicated that he comfortably has the capabilitites of a 7-9 month old, with some of the skills of a 9-12 month old - definitely less than where a 14 month old should be.  Their recommendation is that he receive both OT and speech twice a week.  They are submitting all the paperwork to get therapy approved. 

I guess I didn't think BB was that far behind except in speech, but knowing how much OT helped Buddy when he was younger, I'm all for getting therapy early and hopefully completing it sooner rather than later. 

The hearing evaluation is next week.  Let's hope for no more surprises.


  1. wow, how would you keep up with the appts? :)

  2. Typical case of "we'll cross that bridge when we get there". I'm surprised at how many things over the years seem like something I could never do, but we manage to make it work. Picking up Sweets every weekend was never in my wildest dreams an option let alone achievable but it has been happening for over 3 years. Probably Miss M will have to take BB the majority of the time. Both types of therapy should be at same place, albeit not close.

  3. So glad you are there to get him those special services.