Lurker here but really need to vent.
DS has been in speech therapy for oral motor issues for about 1 1/2 years. We recently aged out of our county's program which to be honest wasn't doing much for him. We found a private practice but after 2 months found out that our insurance covers about 1% of it leaving us with a bill of $120+/week. We stopped therapy about a month ago and I've had no luck finding a practice that 1) will take our insurance and 2) has spaces available. It's so #$$% frustrating.
We live in a fairly large metropolitan area. Why is it so hard to find someone to help us without having to pay an arm and a leg?
DS' issues are that his facial muscles are not as developed/strong as they need to be and he doesn't use them correctly to form words. He knows what he wants to say but just can't form the words. Most of his words sounds identical.
He's 3 and I'm worried that his peers are going to fly by him this year with speech. He already gets frustrated when people can't understand him. I don't want this to get worse.
I just got off the phone with our insurance co. after finding out that our most recent practice which would have been perfect is not covered.
Vent over. I'm sure once I calm down I will put this in perspective.
I know he will eventually speak.