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|Sun, 01-02-2011 - 12:01am|
lol. Somehow I lost all my bookmark/favorites on my browser... Who knew it would be so hard to find this board again?!
Just a quick check-in. My daughter just had an evaluation with her speech therapist and she's solidly in the 30-36 month range for spoken language and receptive language (she was just at 28 mos when evaluated!). Go Allie!! She's talking up a storm!
But in other news, she's about 2 1/2 years old now so we're needing to start discussing transitioning from Early Intervention (therapy once a week with one therapist, twice a month with another), to preschool. EI services end at age 3. Any clue of what I should be looking for in a preschool? I'm not entirely sure I'd even send her to preschool at three yrs if it weren't for the hearing loss. And we're in a big city so there are a ton of options (even a superior private school that teaches signing to all students, hearing and non hearing). Money will definitely be a big part of this decision though.
What sort of thing is expected of preschool at age 3? Half day several times a week? Just a couple hours once or twice a week? Some of these places (on paper) look more like daycare.
I guess the key here is to not worry too much about it until our EI meeting discussing this? But I'd like to be prepared and know what we want before then. Any ideas?
Also... I think we might want to teach Allie sign sometime soon too... Now that she really has a great grasp on spoken language. Is this a good idea? Any tips/books/programs?
Enough questions? hehe.