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That's not true at all. Every child I worked with who received ST gets at least 30 minutes TWICE a week. Same with OT. And since almost every child I worked with gets both of those, that's a lot of kids. It may depend on where you are, some districts set precedents of more services, and others of less. But ST once a week is simply not enough, IMPO.
I see that she's there for an hour. So that's the same total time, but having one hour once a week and thirty minutes twice a week is two different things, and I would almost always argue for frequency first.
If she does not make up the time, then she is out of compliance with your IFSP or whatever legal document you have, and I would keep track of the times and then have a meeting to discuss it.
30 min twice a week is probably a lot better than an hour once a week, esp w/ toddlers..... even a typical toddler will have a hard time paying attention by the end of an hour. Not the way it's done around here either though.
The SLP told me that we should get him in a group daycare setting and take him out of where we have now (2 retired ladies who only have him, but completely love him -- has its upside and downsides.) The OT says we should keep him where he is and explore opportunities for group engagement (swim lessons, the park, playgroups). The OT is his caseworker and has been with us since DS was 10 months.
Jen Mama of 2 precious boys (9) (6) and still in with my Matt after 12 years together.
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