Thank you, paige, for thinking of us.
The evals went well.
The hearing test was normal, as I knew it would be.
The speech eval couldn't have went better. Ds was so cute and 'showed off' all he knows. He interacted well with the therapist and she got to hear nearly all the sounds and words he can make.
She assured us that he probably did not have apraxia as we had feared. She said that he is far too verbal for that.
: Anyway, she said that based on this one evaluation, she would classify him as having a phonological disorder and she ordered weekly speech therapy. She said his receptive language was at the level of a 24 month old, but his expressive language was at a 12-14 month level. She was really nice, got down on the floor with us and ds seemed comfortable with her.
I am 97% convinced she is right about the apraxia. I keep telling myself that she knows what she's talking about. Actually, she heard him make to consanent sounds 'h' and 'p' that I wasn't recognizing, so I guess she knows her stuff.
I'm glad he's under her care, because now she will be monitoring his progress and if he doesn't start responding to her therapy or on his own, then she can re-eval him.
I was so relieved at what she had to say that I started crying right there.
Thanks again for asking!