We had EI (early Intervention) today and we talked about the fact that the twins are coming up for their re-evaluation in a couple of months. Amazingly enough, the EI workers feel that they may not qualify next time. This is such great news, but it also stink in the fact that I have loved having people to come in and help with the kids speech. At least, I now know what to do to help them get their vocabulary going.
Michael is coming up for his evaluation at the same time, only the biggest difference is that he is going to age out of EI at his next evaluation. He will then be evaluated by the school system and I am really hoping that he will get picked up for pre-school through the schools. He is progressing, but is at at least the same point as the twins and maybe even a little behind them. Given that he is 10 1/2 months older, I am assuming that he should be further ahead than he is. EI is going to do an evaluation also prior to the schools evaluation, I think. They are at least going to do their own evaluation before Michael turns 3. Hi EI worker doesn't think that he'll qualify for pre-school since he really only has speech delays. She does think that he may qualify for speech therapy, but that may be it! It will certainly be interesting to see how things go over the next couple of months!
If anyone has other suggestions for helping with speech, I'd love to hear them. Anything else that I can do to continue to get the kids to progress is great!