Blogger Questions Answered
Every 6 months or so, I like to recap and review popular
posts and the topics that seem to be most important to our readers. In
addition, I carefully comb through recent reader comments to make sure that
questions are being addressed and people are able to get the answers they are
seeking. Today's post will do just that, so please join me in responding to
people's concerns and questions.
Our granddaughter (4 years old) has apraxia. Do you know of locations in
Maryland that could be helpful to her? My daughter's insurance will only cover
so many sessions of therapy. I understand that she needs 4-5 1/2 hour
individual sessions each week. We are looking for different ways of getting the
help she needs. Can you help us?
My response to this question would be to contact your local district and
inquire about early intervention services in your area. Because your
granddaughter is 4, she would receive services in an educational setting (e.g.,
the local public school or whenever she attends preschool if she is currently
enrolled in one).
One thing I have learned over the last 3 years I have been writing this blog
is that each district throughout the country is a little different and laws,
regulations, etc. can vary slightly depending on where you live. This is why it
is best to contact your local school district and see how they provide their
early intervention services.
If your granddaughter qualifies for speech therapy through your district
(which it sounds as though she would) then services would be free and could be
used in addition to any private speech therapy she is receiving.
Also, if both therapists are willing and you give permission, they could
collaborate their sessions; therefore working on the same skills and using the
same or similar techniques which will give consistency to your granddaughter's
How do I find out about getting my 3 year old into this program for
-Ramona, Rock Hill, SC
As stated above, you would need to contact your local school district. If
you are not sure where to begin, Google the name of your local school district
and try contacting the Office of Early Intervention. Remember, if your child is
under the age of 3, services should be provided at your home (unless you
specify otherwise, such as at daycare, etc.).
Once your child is between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, services will then
be provided in an educational setting, such as at the preschool where you child
attends or you may need to bring them to the local office to receive itinerant speech
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