Speech Evaluation: Randy finally received the speech evaluation that was ordered by his pediatrician in October. I think that initially the scheduler forgot, then he was out for surgery. This is the second evaluation he has received. The first on was in late March. The ST suggested that we wait for speech and concentrate his therapy time on PT and OT and feeding (he does feeding with his OT). Well I am anxious to get his speech started because his OT is pregnant with twins and is high risk. She has already sent Randy to someone else for his developmental therapy due to lifting restrictions, so I wanted his speech therapist to be able to step in with his feeding if she was suddenly put on bed rest (I know that can happen in the blink of an eye).
I was so impressed with my baby. I think he does not retrieve items because we do not ask him to. It is amazing the things we naturally don't do with children if they have a motor delay. I'm sure I would have asked him to give me something a million times if he were walking.