So... thanks to Nancy....

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Postby paljane8 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 08:13 pm

I hate that report, Catherine! It is hard to see it spelled out, so take it with a grain of salt. But, I agree with Stephanie and Suzanne-Lucy will love it! Although, I still blame the ST for teaching Scott "no"!



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Postby catherine » Tue Jun 01, 2004 05:28 pm

Thanks Suzanne, and everyone else, for the encouragement.

What makes me laugh now in retrospect is that a) you start thinking that you are nuts... then b) you decide to check things out and it turns out to be like when you decide to get a new haircut, suddenly eveything is perfect.. LOL! The night before Lucy went for her assessment she was talking up a storm, complete sentences, multisyllabic words etc. She 2 1/2 btw. We were there thinking that the speech language pathologist would think we were a pair of over-achiever PIA parents.

So two hours of assessment later I don't know if we were relieved because there was a problem or because we hadn't wasted the hard-working woman's time! There were always the issues of local accent, some of the things that were indistinct to her were very clear to us...not to mention that our poor kids always say "haytch" instead of "atch" for the letter H. It's the Irish, we can't help it!

So it seems that while most of her language is progressing well, her articulation is moderately delayed. We're still waiting for the full report so I don't know yet what we're letting ourselves in for. In most ways we feel just as you do.... if this is the worst thing that preeclampsia might have visited on her.... thanks very much... we're thrilled.

Fortunately we have no insurance worries, through work we have a simply awesome insurance including the mundo "faculty" clause which gives us the perfect no co-pay situation. I love our pediatrician, I emailed her on a thursday evening and by the next morning she had replied and by lunchtime the appointment was made for one week later. Can't beat that for service no?

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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby hannahsmom » Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:10 pm

Sorry -- I meant to type Catherine!

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Postby hannahsmom » Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:08 pm

Hi, Nancy! My dd has speech therapy twice a week. She started when she turned 2 and is just about caught up (she'll be three in August). While her extreme prematurity may have been a factor in her speech delay, she also had chronic ear infections which prevented her from hearing. So we got tubes in her ears then started her in ST. Our insurance would not pay for speech therapy, so we enrolled her in the part C program, which we learned about from the Early Intervention program. Anyway, every state has Part C and will pay for any part of the therapy that your insurance won't cover, no matter what your income may be, up until the age of 3. When they turn 3 they go into the Part B program through the school system. I'm not sure how old your dd is so I don't know if this info helps. BTW, my MIL asked if I was sad that dd had to have ST...I said "NO! If that's her only problem, then I am pretty darn lucky." So, Nancy, it's not the end of the world. It will probably be only for a few months, and your dd will probably love the extra attention...mine does! Good luck!



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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby sarab » Tue Jun 01, 2004 09:22 am

Just wanted to add my support and hugs for you and your family, Catherine.

Give Lucy a hug from us all, and let us know how things go.

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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby tahoe4 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 07:19 am

My daughter (17 months old) has just started speech therapy last week. It's like a big play session for her and she loves the one on one attention the therapist gives her at our house. Like the previous poster said, now it's covered by insurance so take advantage while you can and I'm sure you daughter will love it.

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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby annes » Tue Jun 01, 2004 06:12 am

I think that it is great that you and your DH were so proactive, lucky kid to have great parents! My nephew had speech therapy in home once a week for about 6 months, then a special speech therapy playgroup once a week, he is four now and totally caught up[:)]! My sister has a friend who didn't do the early intervention speech therapy and now has to send her 6 year old, and it is not covered by insurance[:(]. P.S. My nephew loved his speech teacher and loved the playgroup. Good Luck!

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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby paljane8 » Sat May 29, 2004 12:50 am

I'm sorry you are entering this club!

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Saren-7yrs
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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby julie f » Fri May 28, 2004 10:40 pm

Catherine,

Good for you DH! I can imagine that it must be difficult but I am sure that Lucy will thank you!

Ditto to what Laura said - You're a good mommy!

Let us know how the hearing test goes.

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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby momathelete » Fri May 28, 2004 08:43 pm

Catherine,

Let me know how the speech therapy goes for Lucy. My son was in it for awhile and it helped. Now that he is 5, he is having some difficulty with some speech patterns. I think he may need therapy again.

Good luck with the hearing test!!!


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