Has anyone ever had a Birth to Three assessment done on their child?

Amy - posted on 10/12/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




Next week we are having Birth to Three come to our house to do an assessment on our 19 month old daughter. They sent a packet of information of what to expect but was hoping to hear some real life experiences from other moms who have had assessments done on their kids. I'm kind of just trying to figure out what to expect, thanks in advance!


JuLeah - posted on 10/13/2011




Birth 2 three is amazing. Well, in OR where I am from and I assume all over.

They will ask questions about your childs' birth, milestones, development .... I assume if you asked them to come there is an issue that concerns you.

Many parents don't want to think about it, don't want to see, or simply don't see and intervention for whatever the issue doesn't happen until the child is in school

The sooner in life the intervention can happen the better. For many kids early intervention means services are not needed by high school - if intervention does not happen, services might be needed for life

For example, if the child is deaf and it is not picked up on until she is 6 or so, that means the first six years of her life were without language ... you don't really ever make up for that

So, this is a good thing and I have found the people who work there to be kind


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Kim - posted on 10/13/2011




My daughter just went through a birth to 3 assessment for the second time because we moved to a new area. Along with this assessment my older son went through the program. Birth to three will come to your house or sometimes will have you come to their facility depending upon the state that you live in. They will do a general assessment and depending upon the scores of the general assessment they will recommend further testing. My daughter's general assessment scores were low enough that they recommended further testing, so she had a thorough speech evaluation and physical therapy evaluation. Where I live in Georgia only one discipline can come into my home and offer their services. My daughter will be receiving physical therapy in the home and then I will be taking her to their speech therapist in the office. Birth to 3 was amazing for my son, at 2 he wasn't speaking at all and by 3 he had a large vocabulary. My son still has issues because was diagnosed with a mild form of autism but if it wasn't for Birth to 3 he would've been much further far behind.

Amy - posted on 10/13/2011




Thanks Juleah, we're concerned about our 19 month olds expressive language. She's not talking at all yet so we're going to have the evaluation done because we would hate to take the wait and see if we should or could be doing something.

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Thanks. My son's pediatricians did the assessments in the office. Same criteria just not at home. I was a little confused!

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