Elliott Hampton

Elliott Hampton
Elliott Hampton

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ECI/ Keep Pace Developmental Eval

As an SLP, I am surrounded with mildly to profoundly disordered children and parents that are any where from on-board to swimming somewhere in the the sea of denial. I do not want to be in the sea of denial. Of course I think Elliott is perfect, above average, to the extent that I am already looking at private schools that will meet his lofty academic needs. Am I being unreasonable? Perhaps...

Enter ECI/ Keep Pace. Today's developmental assessment included a developmental specialist and an OT (Occupational Therapist).

The take home message is that our Mr. Elliott is scoring well over 4 months In terms of social and cognitive development and 1 month in terms of feeding. What does this mean? Basically, the assessment protocol (BDI-2) lists eating from a spoon and chewing solids as skills appropriate for his age group. They are not. I confirmed this with his pediatrician. The OT said she was happy with his feeding and basically recommended that I decline services and call back if I have concerns in the future.

What a relief to hear other experts tell you that from a developmental standpoint, your kid is doing great so far. I do not take that chunk of information for granted, I am so immensely thankful!

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