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So... thanks to Nancy....

Postby catherine » Fri May 28, 2004 09:32 am

by catherine (2832 Posts), Fri May 28, 2004 09:32 am

Who is an absolute role model for advocating for her kids and facing all oncoming obstacles, DH and I bit the bullet and admitted to each other that we thought that Lucy might be dealing with some language delay issues. Considering that a) I'm well known as Cleopatra Queen of Denial (although I occasionally pass my crown to Bonnie) and b) everyone talks too much at our house anyway, this was a huge breakthrough for us. Turns out that she will require some speech therapy to help her with articulation issues and a few other things that the speech pathologist recommended that we deal with now so that she doesn't get frustrated with other peoples inability to understand what she is saying. She still has a hearing test to come to make sure that she doesn't have any issues there. This is considered unlikely because she tested fine at birth and hasn't (yes I agree she is a freak of nature) ever had an ear infection. We'll see soon either way.

So thanks Nancy... lesson learned here LOL!!

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

Postby laura » Fri May 28, 2004 10:49 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Fri May 28, 2004 10:49 am

You're a good mommy, Captain, and I'm so happy for Lucy-- I can't wait to hear what it is that she has to say! [;)]

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

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

by momathelete (227 Posts), 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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Re : So... thanks to Nancy....

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

by julie f (7993 Posts), 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 paljane8 » Sat May 29, 2004 12:50 am

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Sat May 29, 2004 12:50 am

I'm sorry you are entering this club!

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

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

by annes (2527 Posts), 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 tahoe4 » Tue Jun 01, 2004 07:19 am

by tahoe4 (251 Posts), 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 sarab » Tue Jun 01, 2004 09:22 am

by sarab (2950 Posts), 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 hannahsmom » Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:08 pm

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), 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 hannahsmom » Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:10 pm

by hannahsmom (1141 Posts), Tue Jun 01, 2004 04:10 pm

Sorry -- I meant to type Catherine!

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