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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    Take him and see what the paed says. They might say there's nothing wrong and it's what you've stated.. they might state otherwise. If you son does happen to be developmentally behind then early intervention will do wonders. Will him getting extra support damage him if in fact he didn't need it? No it won't. In fact it might do him the world of good anyway. On the other hand though if you decide not to follow it and in a few years time realise he did need the extra help that can put him behind more than he should've been.
    If you had read my other posts in this thread in response to the helpful advice given by other hubbers, I am going along with everything suggested. I would never not follow through with any of the advice given by his educators or the paed as I only want what is best for my son, and I know that early intervention is the best way to get him any support he may need.

    I may be feeling a bit precious about this all, as it is a lot to process when some one suggests that your child isn't developing 'normally' for want of a better word, but I really can't see the point of your very black and white post. I was asking from advice from people who may have experienced similar and what they went through with their child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Happy to say he's going really well

    At the start of the year he was approved for funding through the NDIS, so we have an OT and speech therapist come to our house fortnightly for sessions.

    In addition to this, he goes to main****** preschool one day a week (hoping to send him 3 days next year) and goes to early intervention classes twice a week through a local primary school (it's a small class of 5-8 children and is run like a kindergarten).

    I'm grateful that we still have all of next year to continue working on the areas he needs help with before he starts primary school. I feel that socially he's well behind his peers - he has a playful and happy demeanor, but he still doesn't 'get' the fundamentals of conversation. He only occasionally answers questions and can be difficult to engage in activities not of his choice. He is also quite bossy at home Still, he has come a long way and he's improving all the time.

    One particularly cool talent he has is reading - he taught himself and has been reading words since he was 3. He's now 4.5 and competently reads books and pretty much any text he sees
    That's awesome to hear!!!!

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    My son is over 3 years old, some words are clear, other times he mumbles. We do speak 2 languages, not sure If normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summastarlet View Post
    If you had read my other posts in this thread in response to the helpful advice given by other hubbers, I am going along with everything suggested. I would never not follow through with any of the advice given by his educators or the paed as I only want what is best for my son, and I know that early intervention is the best way to get him any support he may need.

    I may be feeling a bit precious about this all, as it is a lot to process when some one suggests that your child isn't developing 'normally' for want of a better word, but I really can't see the point of your very black and white post. I was asking from advice from people who may have experienced similar and what they went through with their child.
    Sorry I think you took my post in the wrong way. No I'm sorry I didn't read the other posts. I wasn't suggesting that you wouldn't do what's best for your child. A parent who doesn't want to believe that there is anything wrong with their son and doesn't follow anything up doesn't make them a bad parent at all and I wasn't suggesting that you wouldn't. All I was saying was you getting him checked out will do no harm either way and will put your mind at ease.


    Before you start sprouting off about me not knowing what it's like etc etc I do know what it's like. I'm going through the same stuff with my now 3.5 year old son who has social, speech and developmental delays. They've assessed him at being over 12 months behind which I'm having trouble coming to terms with because I didn't think he was that far behind. When his childcare teacher presented me with these problems I guess that's how I came around to it in my head and was just offering some of my insight. Sorry. I won't comment further.


 

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