DS was significantly language delayed- he received two years of speech 2x/week, OT 1/week, and PT 2/month. He made huge and fast progress, and was dismissed at 3.
Recently his confidence skyrocketed, he finally began to speak in public. He carries great, thoughtful and even insightful conversations. But the more he wants to say the harder it is to understand him. His sister was always an easy translator but now she can't always understand him. He seems happier in general, even rocking a little mischief, but melts down to full blown hysteria if he wants something. And until recently he had no problem with "Mommy, may I please have..." He will finally wander away from me in mommy and me classes a little but will not take swimming or tae kwon do like his sisters (he did a trial and on the day to sign up he refused and said he'd stay with me.
ANyway, at his 4 year appointment the pediatrician (one in the practice I hadn't met yet) gently suggested that he may benefit from a speech evaluation. Sigh.
It's not a big deal- not like when he was in early intervention. But I just don't wanna. PLain and simple. I was happy we did it when he was small and pretty much none of them remember. Ugh. Poor baby!