Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Speech!!


I've written before about my frustration with Finn still not receiving speech therapy. Well, that may finally be about to change (finally!).

Emily, our OT, has been of the mind all along that Finn not only needs ST pronto, but is in a position to absolutely benefit from it (despite our SC deeming him "not cognitively ready to benefit from ST"). She sent a letter to our SC a few days ago strongly recommending that Finn receive ST based on the readiness she has observed in him. I was pleased that Emily cared enough to take it upon herself to send the letter, but in all honesty, based on our track record with our SC, I really didn't expect anything to come of it. I figured Amber (SC) would ignore the letter. But I got a call from Amber this morning saying she got Emily's letter and she is arranging for Finn to get a speech eval by a very reputable SLP in our area (I've heard really good things about this therapist).

I'm very pleased!

12 comments:

Esther and Brian said...

that's awesome! speech therapy really helped my twins to realize the need to communicate and just give them a little boost..and I am sure that it will do the same for Finn...yey! And hoipefully you'll be able to do in-home, right?

diane rene said...

great news, Lisa!

The Sanchez Family said...

Finn will do amazing with S.T.!!! Such great news!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

That is so wonderful!!!! I hope that the eval goes well! By the way, where in So Cal are you?

Lisa said...

Sweet Pea's Mommy, email me and I'll tell you where I am in SoCal! There's a link to my email in my sidebar.

Mel said...

Yay for Emily and yay for Finn!

Larry said...

Terrific news! Who is the therapist?

alyny said...

Oh that's great news!!! I was telling Cullen's SEID and ST about Finn and they were shocked and disgusted that he wasn't "eligible" for ST. Having a good therapist on your side makes a world of difference as to what services your child becomes eligible for. We are so lucky to have that for Cullen. Glad you have that with your OT now

Monica Crumley said...

Thank goodness! Great news! Can't wait to hear how it goes for him.

SunflowerMom said...

Awesome!

Amber said...

That is awesome news! Speech therapy has been awesome for Jesse. More than anything, though, it has been awesome for me! It has show me what I can be doing at home to work with him and build in opportunities for communication into our daily lives.

Lisa said...

Hooray for Finn!!! Lisa, that is some of the best news I've heard in a while. He is TOTALLY ready for speech (BEEN ready)... and your OT rocks :) So happy for Finn!