Therapy

by Debbie Gill
(Mississippi)

If your infant seems to have many of these symptoms (13)months, is it too early to begin therapy?

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Jun 10, 2011
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Early therapy
by: Anonymous

I wanted to give you an update. We are getting OT and PT. What type of therapist gives developmental therapy? My grandson is now almost 15 months. He has many,many symptoms. There are definitely genetic issues but no specific syndrome has been identified.I so appreciate all of you that responded encouraging us to start early. He has made a lot of progress but is functioning on about a 4-5 month old level. I am thankful for any improvement. It can be confusing to determine what to do, who to call and in what order.

May 20, 2011
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Never too young
by: Anonymous

My 21 month old son has sensory issues and has been getting therapy since 14 months old. It was first recognized as a speech delay not realizing initially there were other concerns and I contacted Early Intervention at 13 months old. As part of the process some of his other issues (developmental delay, sensory seeking behaviors, trunk weakness)came to light and we have begun additional therapies as well.

If you think there are issues and you have concerns - it's never too early to seek help. In my state (IL) there has to be a 30% delay before they qualify for services through early intervention. Think of how much of a delay you will already be fighting by the time they are 2, 3 or 4 yrs. old. The "worse" that can happen is they don't see enough of a delay. But the piece of mind in knowing is invaluable.

My son currently receives speech and developmental therapy twice a month, occupational therapy once a week (recently added in the last 2 months) and physical therapy to make sure his muscle issues start coming together now that the sensory is being addressed. I'm hoping they increase the physical therapy sessions soon as well.

Read everything you can and don't be afraid to assert yourself on behalf of your child. Be your child's advocate - no one else will do it for them.

Good luck : )

May 14, 2011
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Early therapy
by: Debbie

Thanks for the input. Very are going to get an OT assessment this week with someone that has training in SPD. This child has numerous problems and it is difficult to see what needs tackling first. Thanks for your help.

May 14, 2011
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THERAPY
by: Anonymous

NO!! The earlier you start .....the better...and less problem once the child starts school......I know this .....

May 14, 2011
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Therapy
by: Amy

I am unsure of the answer to this. However, in my opinion, I would say 13 mo THS is not too young to begin therapy. From those I have spoken with and all things I have read thus far, the early the child seeks treatment the better. I look at it as you will be getting a jump start on helping tour child before going to Kindergarten.

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