EI in Florida

by Terri
(Orlando, FL)

My son is 26 months. We have been evaluated by EI and he is receiving Speech and will be evaluated by an OT and on site Pediatrician. As I understand he can have either speech or OT. I am concerned that he needs both. Do any of you have experience with the Florida EI program? If so, can he have more than one type of therapy at one time? Do I push for that?

Any other recommendations? Still a bit overwhelmed by all this and what I am suppose to be doing?

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Aug 31, 2009
by: Anonymous

Well I know what you are going through. My son was diagnosed when he was 3 and we live in Florida. Once they ruled out hearing or other disabilities they had him in a school for kids with learning disabilities. It was this teacher who suggested we have him tested by a OT. Then we found out he had SID. At first the school only provided speech therapy for him. But if you push and push hard you can get both services. To this day my son is 9 now he receives both services at school. He does have his IEP that gets updated every year to make sure his needs are being met. Hopes this helps. Keep pushing......

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