anyone have experience with Birth to 3?

Christine - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is going to get evaulated soon for his speech. just interested in others experience and if it helped or if its worth it.

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Suzannah - posted on 05/14/2009

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My son has been involved in early intervention (they call it First Steps where I live) since age 2 (he's almost 3 now). They did a full evaluation of speech and fine and gross motor skills. He was behind in speech, so they arranged for a hearing test and then we began speech therapy. It's been really helpful for his speech - he's almost caught up to his age level. He loves his speech therapist and will work harder for her than for me sometimes. I also learn a lot by watching the speech therapist work with him, and then I'm better able to encourage him to talk. It does depend on getting a good therapist that matches well with your child. If you start with someone and they don't seem to be a great fit, you can talk to the service coordinator and get someone new. Good luck!

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