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Moondog or any other SALT's, could I ask you a few questions please?

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Nbg Wed 24-Sep-08 08:09:06

Ds1 had his 2 yr check up yesterday and he has been referred to a SALT.
Tbh I'm quite happy about it as his speech is very very limited.

So, I just wanted to know what to expect from his first appointment really.
I have been told it should be in the next 6-8 weeks which by then ds will be 2.2/3.

Thank you smile

silverfrog Wed 24-Sep-08 08:22:13

Am not a SALT, but have been through this with dd1.

Dd1's first assessment was at 2 ish (can't remember blush) and she had very limited language at that point - mostly only understandable by me.

The appt took about an hour, with a big long chat with the SALT - taking history etc - what she was interested in, did she reeach for stuff/point/communicate needs or wants in any way. whether she played appropriately, and whether I thought she understood what I said to her/asked her to do.

The SALT had a few toys out for dd1 to play with, and a few books to go through with her, and just approached her as an adult trying to get to know a toddler would - tried to get ehr looking at books together, watched what she did with the toys, and either joined in or asked her things about what she was doing (push the red car, show me the horse, etc)

dd1 was very delayed with language (she is ASD, and her biggest problem at 4 is still language delay), and was pretty non-communicative at that age so maybe with a more interactive child things would be different, but thought I'd add my experience.

hope your appointment comes up soon

Nbg Wed 24-Sep-08 08:24:25

Thank you silverfrog smile
Its nice to know before hand really.

I have my concerns about his behaviour and development so I am hoping that this appointment will shed a little bit of light.

Nbg Wed 24-Sep-08 09:56:50


peanutbutterkid Wed 24-Sep-08 11:23:32

Don't want to hijack your thread, nbg, but I am thinking about getting 4yo DS assessed by a SALT, so have same questions (kind of). Will bump for you...

MamaG Wed 24-Sep-08 11:25:09

(sorry, another hijack, nbg no credit on phone - will sort today and text you tonight)

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