My 21 month DS had to go for Early Intervention this morning for biting... *Update #2 in Pink*
My son's daycare pretty much insisted that my DS had to go for an evaluation because he bites other kids. He's been biting almost daily at daycare, so I understand why they wanted me to go, but I was opposed to it because he's so young and because he's not an aggressive biter. He bites when he's teething and excited/happy.
In the end the EI folks explained that he did not qualify for their services, because he is 6-8 months ahead in all areas of cognitive and physical development.
In short, the EI appointment was a pointless as I thought it would be, but at least I got confirmation that he's as advanced as I thought he was. :-)
Thanks for letting me vent!
This morning my DS's daycare made my DH (who does drop off) sign a release so they could call EI to get a specific OT eval for my DS. The EI folks had to explain to the daycare that a sensory eval from an OT is only possible if a child meets eligibility criteria. My DH and I decided to cancel our release since our DS doesn't meet criteria for services. When I called the EI folks to tell them, they told me that the woman from our daycare was "very persistent" on the phone. Then our daycare told us they were "very disappointed" about our decision to not let them communicate with the EI people. I don't want them talking because it appears that my daycare's goal is to convince EI that my DS needs their services when he does not. Neither my DH nor I were prepared for our daycare's adverse reaction to the news that my son didn't quality for EI services!
At the meeting yesterday the daycare said that they don't trust the EI decision that our son doesn't qualify for services. They then pretty much said that we had to get our DS an evaluation by an occupational therapist. Has anyone had one? I have no idea how to go about this!