I'm more then a little frustrated with speech therapy lately.
I been basically told that I'd be wasting my time and money getting private speech therapy for Ashley. Her CDA and SLP both prefer to wait and see but I badly feel the speech areas of her brain needs to be stimulated. Sooner the better i would think. I'm not an expert at any of this but i know she can learn and I have tons of faith in her.
She stares at your month when your talking to her and while working on sounds she moves her lips to the correct positions very nicely and this week was able to make the "mmm" sound we were working on it. Her CDA therapist was pleased and noted it down but still maintained her coming once monthly would be plenty of therapy for Ashley.
If we waited for her to step before i got her the treadmill we could still be waiting. I just want to learn what speech therapist do so I can have a successful home routine and I'm not ready to give up or wait around forever either. It also sucks that you age out of the government speech program at 4 1/2 years too and many kids age out before they are ready for blocks of speech. Just letting off steam I guess.. as i've already written to my MPP and still need to get this off my chest some more. I guess if Ashley is working so hard at learning to talk and walk I can learn how to really complain and be heard. That I'll be working on. As well as hiring the best SLP i can find.