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Took DS(3) for a hearing test today.................

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waitingforgodot Mon 22-Jun-09 13:02:51

He was fairly well behaved. I took him as we were concerned about his speech. He has no hearing probs but the Dr has referred us to a paedietrician (sorry if spelt wrong) as she felt his level of play and interaction wasn't as strong as it should be.He was given a car with little figures in and launched them across the room (which he doesn't really do at home). It has left us really worried and upset. What do you think they will do at the next assessment? What will they be checking for? Am a bit clueless about all this.

sdr Tue 23-Jun-09 13:02:02

Does he have more of a problem with his speech perhaps, rather than his play level. It is very hard for a Dr to comment when you put a 3yr old in an unnatural environment for just the short time of the visit. Two of my DC's have had speech therapy when not much older than your DS. They are now thriving in school, but did need that extra help. So I wouldn't worry as it's good you're dealing with it early, but do keep going through the checks and ask lots of questions.

bubblagirl Tue 23-Jun-09 13:13:03

i think its pretty routine so i wouldn't panic too much he could have delayed speech or it could be more but its always best to send for further investigation as early 'intervention is always the best and they wouldn't be doing there job properly if they didnt refer

don't go thinking the worst though until you have had your meeting with them and know what there looking out for and why

also it'll need to be done in referring you to SALT which of course if behind in speech will benefit from

waitingforgodot Tue 23-Jun-09 19:05:19

thanks for the replies. I just felt like i should have asked more questions. She was very matter of fact and I was a bit shell shocked. Will see what happens.

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