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early intervention. question/ vent ...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
19th Mar '13

dd has an evaluation next month for torticollis. when i got the appointment today the women mentioned that FOUR people will come to also see if she has any developmental delays or if she could be at risk for them. I guess its like a package deal but i seriously dont need something else to worry about. Yes i would want to know if there is an issue but shes meeting all her milestone so i dont see how this part is necessary. I feel like if someone is coming to look deeply at development, they might find something small, and im just going to get worried sick about it. Has anyone had a physical therapist come and also end up being evaluated for developmental delays? Im kind of irritated also that there will be 4 people... seems a little unnecessary. Is torticollis linked to autism or something?

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
19th Mar '13

i think its good they care they can find anything bad and work in it asap

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" i think its good they care they can find anything bad and work in it asap"



i do too but i feel like im just going to be freaking out until the appointment

whitneynator 1 child; Iowa 4114 posts
19th Mar '13

My son hit all his mile stones until about 18 months., he gets awesome early intervention. Better to know

saageex3 1 child; New York 5767 posts
19th Mar '13

I know it worries you but as the parent, you just have to deal with it for your child's sake. I've been having to go to back to back appointments for my DD and it may lead to surgery. I'd honestly rather just have her run around and forget it all but I know it would be beneficial so I just suck it up and go

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
19th Mar '13

i mean... its not like im going to turn them away... i just worry sometimes that if something did come up i wouldnt be mentally strong enough to deal with more.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2518 posts
19th Mar '13

Who referred your LO to EI instead of just PT service? Usually EI requires there to be a certain percentage in delay to get services, usually 25-30% delay.

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting {tamz}:" Who referred your LO to EI instead of just PT service? Usually EI requires there to be a certain percentage in delay to get services, usually 25-30% delay."


thats what i thought and i asked the woman on the phone and she said that its a right for the child to be evaluated for delays... i dont get it. because shes not delayed. she has a helmet for her flat spot and the doctor there said to get a referral from her doctor for the torticollis so i called and they gave me the number for the EI

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2518 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Krystie321:</b>" thats what i thought and i asked the woman on the phone and she said that its a right for the child ... [snip!] ... the doctor there said to get a referral from her doctor for the torticollis so i called and they gave me the number for the EI"</blockquote>



Torticollis can cause delays or a child to do something in a way that's bad for them. Example, my DD sits at an angle, crawls in a way that benefits her torticollis and struggled learning to stand because of it. But you said your LO is meeting milestones,,so I wouldn't worry. I would, however, ask,her pedi about seeing a regular PT in case she gets denied for EI.



EI is a package deal. Our eval when we moved here was 8 people!! 4 were EI, including PT, OT, developmental specialist and case worker. 3 were students which I agreed to and 1 was an ASL interpreter because DD is bilingual, but way to young to need one, but they insisted. EI tends to be thorough, but that's not a bad thing. It's a free service and they tend to be wonderful and come to your home even.