"Speech and Language therapy Dewsbury"
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Posted by anon121 (as ),
I have been concerned about my son's speech since he was 2 (2012) - we didn't get the usual toddler speech.
At 2 1/2 started pressing for services to help us. My health visitor was great. We had his ears tested, a referral was made to the SALT team in Dewsbury, and a CAF was put in place too to address his needs.
In Spring 2013 a speech therapist observed my son both in clinic and at home. She was invited to the caf meeting, and I was basically told in front of all the professionals at the meeting that my son wasn't delayed as much as I made out, and implied that I wasn't paying attention/encouraging his speech. I was mortified and was made to 'beg' her to help us.
She eventually agreed for us to access a group speech therapy.
Since then my son attended the group therapy twice, he had ongoing support in nursery to address his speech issues, intensive support throughout reception and still Thornhill School's specialist speech department and the specialist speech therapist is working with him.
We have recently been told my son has a speech and language impairment.
In the last few years I have gone to Manchester for a 2 day pecs course, I have done a 2 day foundation makaton course which we funded ourselves, I have purchases pecs kits, makaton resources, dvd's all in desperation to get my son talking and for us to communicate.
Currently my son age 5 is working on a 4 word level since using makaton which is excellent because prior to this 6 month ago he was on an inconsistent 1-2 word level.
I'm not happy about this particular professionals demeanor, opinions and prejudice.
She made me feel like I was not a good mother and it's really knocked my confidence.