Monday, 22 August 2016

Speech Therapy: Part 1

On Wednesday Joey had his first Speech therapy appointment. This was just a meeting for the specialist to observe Joey and ask us questions so they can get more of an idea as to what support Joey needs.

We met with two speech therapists at our local medical centre and we really didn't know what to expect. This was an initial meeting for the speech therapists to get an idea of what support Joey needs. So like in his 2 year review their was a small table and chair set out for Joey with toys on for him to play with. Because this was a new environment with new people Joey was pretty clingy and unsure but he enjoyed playing with some of the toys.

After discussing his development the speech therapist told us that Joey is definitely not at the development stage of the average 2 year old. Which is obvious to us but i felt a bit annoyed that she was poiting out the obvious.

We now have to have a home visit so that they can observe Joey at home and then they will be able to advise us more on what support they can offer. Also because of Joey's temper issues we're also looking to be reffered to a local specialist centre called The Bridge which supports children with special needs.

So at the moment I'm happy that the ball has started rolling with getting the help and support that Joey needs. Hopefully I'll have an update for you soon.

Have you had any speech support sessions with your child? Did it improve things?

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