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2 year health review(12 Posts)
My son is due his 2 year development review, but due to COVID this has been delayed and i am not sure when it might happen.
I am hoping someone that already has the form might be able to help with what sort of questions they ask in this? Would be good to be able to prepare and work on the things that he might need help with.
Thanks in advance.
Ours just got cancelled cause of COVID, and not rescheduled. They said just call if you have concerns
Your looking for you child to do the majority of things. It’s not a concerns if there are couple of things from each section that they can’t do.
Ours was done over the phone due to Covid. Took all of 5 minutes and was more of a 'do you need any help' call than on DC
We had ours via teams. We also didn’t get sent the questionnaire before hand. The HV just read each one out.
To be honest it felt similar to the one they have around 12months
We never had one for DD - she turned 2 at the end of 2019 but where I am (London) they had already pretty much stopped doing them even prior to Covid due to lack of resources. I think if you were being seen by a health visitor or had specific concerns you could arrange one by phone, but there was nothing face to face - we just received a print out with some key milestones and ‘useful tips’ in the post when she was about 2.5. Luckily DD has been developing fine but I’m sure they must be missing an awful lot of issues.
DD is due her preschool booster vaccinations in a couple of months’ time and I imagine I’m going to have to be very proactive in making sure those are done too!
@TempsPerdu in our area vaccines are done at GPs by the practice nurse. I found they were very proactive in the summer over 1 yrs immunisations.
We had ours last week. They posted a questionnaire to us, we filled it in and then reviewed it with them over the phone. Sounds like different areas are doing things quite differently.
Ours was done in first lockdown by phone. It’s mostly just responding to a development questionnaire which they send you in advance anyway and then you discuss it when you see them (or in this case, over the phone). It tends to happen around 2 years 3-4 months around here so might be awhile yet.
Thank you all for your help.
I really appreciate it.
As far as I'm aware my area still does face to face appointments, but they are cancelled until further notice.
I have looked through the questionnaire and it's nice to see that he is up to date on most sections.
The only problem we have that I know will be picked up on is communications.
He is good at taking directions and understands most things that we have got to say. But his speech isn't where it should be. He isn't able to put two-three words together, but is picking up new words daily.
Has anyone else had this and what has the outcome been from the development review?
Did they get referred or is this something that they do at a later stage?
Other than this he is a perfectly normal, active toddler. I don't see that there is anything behind it other than just a delay due to lack of exposure to other people/kids (due to COVID). But still can't help but worry.
Generally they would say wait a bit and they will review. If it was me and there was more than a couple of boxes he is not ticking for communication then I would be pushing for a hearing test and a referral to SaLT because waiting times can be long and early intervention is always best. If it’s just one boxes then wait 6 months to see what is happening.
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