MelissaMom Posted January 8, 2011 Share Posted January 8, 2011 Its been through a lot of what I read on these helpful boards and with the encouragement of our speech therapist, to finally seek some help for my 11 year old daughter. She has always struggled with comprehension (doesn't hear all the story, can't read between the lines, really struggles reading science or history texts, anything that isn't a story, and even then its not great). Not sure if it's just a visualizing thing (which I think is a huge part), auditory process or receptive language thing, but I finally decided to take her to our dr. basically to see if he'd give us a referral to the speech gal for an eval. I have really good insurance coverage and know it would be covered that route. Well, as great as my doc is, he was really perceiving it all as an educational issue and thought that to start she really ought to get an educational diagnostic eval done. I haven't even called my not-so-great school system (we homeschool and I did this years ago w/ my oldest and it wasn't great). And it would probably be months til they could see us. The Dr.and my speech gal gave me the name of a really respected private person and it will run about $700! She'll let us pay it over time, but that's just a lot of money for us. Also, after that, I'm not sure if I"ll be any further along to helping her than before. Would I just be better off to order IdeaChain or V/V and start there? I hate the thought of wasting money I don't have. I'd love to know your experienced thoughts on this before I move ahead. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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