- June 15, 2013 - 10:15
I will be honest, my son was really behind in his speech. It was a nightmare to bring my son to speech therapy. I really wanted to help him, but he was not ready i could not wait for his block of therapy to be finished. No one could understand him right until he went to school. He received weekly therapy in school and we worked hard every night. I was told that with his speech, therapy would follow him for years in the school system. I am very happy to report at the end if grade one he is finished his therapy. They say early prevention is the best, but it my case it was just brought more stress to the situation. Thanks you to all the therapist that helped me and my son.
- June 10, 2013 - 09:25
It is not only Clarenville that has a gap in services. My son attends rehab at the Janeway regularly and there is only one SLP there. We get a 10 block session and then there is often 8-10 months before we can see the SLP again. Its terrible that children are not able to get the professional help they need.
- June 09, 2013 - 15:36
My son waited 16 months for his appointment, and even then I had to call the Janeway myself to find out where he was on the list. Turns out the hearing specialist who originally referred him told me that somehow he wasn't on the waiting list for an appointment, even though she did send the referral!!!! If I hadn't followed up, he never would have seen the speech pathologist we finally did get (who appears not to work full time hours anyway). All said and done, we made more progress with daily exercises at home than in the office anyway, because he would get bored and/or frustrated there. Treshana, you are to be commended for taking your child's care into your own hands and taking the courses necessary to help your daughter YOURSELF! That is the only way to make progress in this province, no matter where you live!