k2bdeutmeyer Posted January 26, 2011 Share Posted January 26, 2011 Cross posted from the general board (because I didn't even think to post it here rather than there in the first place). I did a brief search, but didn't really find the specific answers I was looking for - though I did get a few GREAT links to previous threads from someone on the general board. DS was evaluated by EI today and was found to be at 9-12 months on their communication test - he's almost 20 months. His receptive language is quite high. He definitely understands the majority of what you tell him and clearly follows what you're saying/talking about (if he sees you put on your coat, he gets his shoes, if you're talking about the bag, he goes and gets it, etc). He did struggle with a few of the cognitive abilities (matching pictures, pointing out familiar objects, etc) but generally scored at age level on the cognitive portions of the 2nd test given to him, but only scored at 13 months on the communciation portion of that test. He does point, but it is often more of a general pointing than at something specific. He can nod "yes" and "no" but does not use them to communicate what he wants or doesn't want. He signs "please" when he wants something and that is our only clue that he wants it, besides the "eh, uh" sounds he makes. Then the game of trying to figure out WHAT he wants begins. He does not refer to anyone in the household by "name" (not even Mama, though he CAN say "mama") or point to anyone when asked where ______ is - he only turns his head and looks at them. He does say a few words: Cheese (when you pull out a camera) Truck - "guck" (only when asked to say it, not in response to seeing a truck or being asked what a truck is) Uh oh (used at the appropriate time) Mama - "mom-mom" (only when asked) Bye-bye - "duh-duh" etc.... The only words he uses spontaneously at the appropriate time are hi, bye bye, uh oh, and cheese. When asked/encouraged to say a new word he will almost ALWAYS say "eh" or "uh" in response. I *think* that's most of the background. So, here's my questions: 1. (this is probably my biggest question at this point) Apraxia seems to fit his "symptoms", no? (They didn't really give me any information beyond where he scored and that he qualifies for services today) 2. What should I be expecting as far as therapy goes? Frequency? Length? (We will be having a planning meeting in a few weeks to discuss our goals and plan of action - I'm just impatient and want to know) 3. How quickly should I expect progress if it is apraxia? If it isn't? 4. Will this likely affect him for the rest of his life? 5. Anything else I should know or that you find pertinent? I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge here and am looking forward to learning from all that have BTDT! Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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