long waiting list at York regioin preschool speech and language progra

Ling - posted on 05/07/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 3 years old son just got an assessment with the early intervention service at York region, now is on the waiting list for preschool speech and language program, told to wait for 6-8 months, that's so long?was also recommended to get a diagnosis of autism, but have to wait till the speech program assessment done first.......we have concerns for his communication skill, he's not speaking full sentences all the time(can asked "where's daddy", "wait for me"), uses one word to get what he wants,eg: water. (if i make him repeat after me for sentences, he would say it but not voluntarily. (we tried to get excuses for his delay,eg: his sister was born, and he was forced to co-sleep with grandpa instead of mom suddenly, grandpa is not communicating to him during day times, he plays by himself all the time at home while i am too busy taking care of his baby sister.....he is very shy......he is emotional sometimes because he was yelled at sometimes for misbehaving..........etc.....)
we were told the interventionists that our son engaged in repetitive behaviours( he was pushing the car down the slide with a car ramp several times)....at home, he would played with bowling for 10mins (max),then he moved on to playing other toys, we didn't think it was a problem. while he was playing bowling, he would say "ready, set, go". once he knocked down all the bowling,he would said, "i win".
anyway, we agree that it's better he get assessed , but we are so still believe that he is typical......any thoughts, comments, anyone?


Sarah - posted on 05/07/2016




The assessment should have given you a more conclusive opinion. Didn't they do a speech and language skill assessment as part of the eval? If the wait for the pre-k program is 6-8 months, tell EI that you want private therapy started immediately. If he qualified for services you should not have to wait to implement the program.

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