Is there any way to get my 5 year old back in speech after testing out??
My daughter was a toddler when I first joined this group. This is a long story, and I apologize in advance. I also thank those who read this and respond as I really need your help. My 5 year old daughter has been receiving speech therapy since she was 3 for severe articulation. Granted, she has come a long long way since then, and she just recently tested out of speech according to the educational co-op. I had her re-evaluated at Arkansas Children's Hospital (where she was first evaluated). She also tested out there according to medicaid's guidelines, however, the therapist who evaluated her told us that she would really benefit from continued therapy. However, medicaid will not pay for it, and we would have to pay for it out of pocket. Trust me, if I was rich and had the money, there would be no questions. Reality is, we are not rich and there's no way we can pay it. We still have difficulty understanding her at times. My parents, and other people have difficulty understanding her as well. I am concerned for her when she starts kindergarten in a few months. I really do believe if she could continue therapy throughout kindergarten, it would do her wonders. I feel stuck and helpless, and I can't believe there's no way to qualify these kids for the help they need exspecially when a therapist says they need it regardless of the test results. Is there a way I can fight this? Is there anything at all I can do? Thanks to all who read this and respond and for any help, wisdom, insight, etc, you can provide me and my husband!