ST in the school system?
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|Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:03pm|
Has anyone had to fight to get ST in school?
I am so frustrated since DS started school with all therapies. Prior to going to school we were going to the hospital's child development centre weekly. I couldn't have been happier, but now that services are now going through the school system and the Community Care Access Centre everything has pretty much come to a complete stop. A ST saw DS on 2 different occasions last year, and determined that his speech was not bad enough to qualify, however pending the results of an x-ray showing how well his palate works they may revisit him. Due to various reasons (machine not working, DS being sick, the xray tech not being qualified, the SLP being sick) the apt for the x-ray took almost 1 yr to get. It showed that DS is able to get appropriate closure on most, but not all sounds. The SLP said that surgery could help, but also CONTINUED ST! She is putting a referral again to CCAC so that DS will get ST at school, but it is no guarantee. I am so irritated that DS went a whole year without ST, and depending how the CCAC SLP assesses him he may not get it again. He does not talk like others his age, and is very nasal.