Okay...Brady has an IEP meeting next month and we are starting our "fight" to get him Speech Therapy at school. He was denied speech therapy for this year, and we didn't really fight it...their point of view is that the entire special ed program for the kids is speech language based, and that Brady doesn't have anything specific to work on with the speech therapist b/c he doesn't talk yet. Yes, they claim that he isn't advanced enough to receive speech therapy...is that the dumbest thing you've ever heard?
My child will be 4 years old in October, and he doesn't say mama or dada or ANYTHING (other than his recent word of "go")...don't tell me that he doesn't qualify for speech therapy! That's beyond ridiculous!
They want him to talk some before he starts speech therapy at school...how do you think he will start talking? How do you think he learned the word "go"? He learned it from his outside speech therapist!
This is an oxymoron, and it infuriates me beyond belief! My husband won't stop until they agree to give Brady Speech Therapy at school...just 30 minutes once per week is all that we're asking for!
Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Or is it just our school system that has jacked up criteria for speech therapy?
**Brady has Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Aarskog Syndrome, & Brain Abnormalities/Damage.**