Guest Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 So we've suspected that ds might need some help with his speech and when we went to the doctor last week, he suggested we have his speech evaluated. Here's what we know: DS is 4 Our insurance does NOT cover any type of evaluation or therapy We have no money to pay for this The school district is requiring he be enrolled in Preschool 4 days a week to take advantage of their therapy The gal I talked to was not sure if they would make exceptions to school enrollment at the K-8 level. I'm the kind of person that is easily steam rolled - I get all quiet when people start telling me "how it is". Everytime I get on the phone, I get transferred to 50 people (okay, maybe 5) and no one seems to "know". Who should I be talking to? What should I be asking? I really didn't want to enroll him in preschool. I thought these services were still available to homeschoolers. His main speech issues are specific phonetic sounds - c (ck), th, d, etc. Also, his grammar at this point is pretty poor, which magnifies the speech issues, I think. Is this something I can just work with him on and he'll grow out of it, or do I really need to pursue this? I'd love some advice from people who have btdt. Give me some ammo so I don't feel so timid when I call the school. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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