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I am curious if speech/language services (specifically an eval NOT done by EI) is covered and, if needed, speech therapy? I am not 100% happy with the therapy DS is getting in EI so want to take him somewhere else to see if anyone else has any ideas why he's not talking but money is an issue. I plan on getting food stamps soon to hopefully save up the money I am using on food right now to take DS somewhere this summer but if Medicaid will cover it then that's even better.<br><br>
I don't suppose anyone in SE MI (actually, anywhere lower than Ann Arbor would probably work) knows of a good speech therapist who accepts medicaid, do they? Pretty small chance, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
And last question... I found one (UofM hospital) and these are the areas they work with...<br><br>
Accent Modification<br>
Aphasia<br>
Apraxia<br>
Articulation/phonological dis<br>
Augmentative/alternative comm<br>
Aural (re)habilitation<br>
Autism<br>
Cleft palate<br>
Cognitive-comm disorders<br>
Development of slp technology<br>
Language acquisition/disorders<br>
Laryngectomy<br>
Learning disabilities<br>
Neurogenic comm. disorders<br>
Orofacial myofunctional dis.<br>
Phonology and phon. disorders<br>
SLP developmental disabilities<br>
Speech/language disorders(gen)<br>
Swallowing disorders<br>
Voice Disorders<br><br>
Since we have no idea what's up with DS (apraxia is my best guess, but I'm not even too sure of that) then do you think those things cover enough bases if I were to bring him in for an eval? I just don't want to hear "well, we're not too sure" from another so called specialist <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am curious if speech/language services (specifically an eval NOT done by EI) is covered and, if needed, speech therapy? I am not 100% happy with the therapy DS is getting in EI so want to take him somewhere else to see if anyone else has any ideas why he's not talking but money is an issue. I plan on getting food stamps soon to hopefully save up the money I am using on food right now to take DS somewhere this summer but if Medicaid will cover it then that's even better.<br><br>
I don't suppose anyone in SE MI (actually, anywhere lower than Ann Arbor would probably work) knows of a good speech therapist who accepts medicaid, do they? Pretty small chance, huh? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
And last question... I found one (UofM hospital) and these are the areas they work with...<br><br>
Accent Modification<br>
Aphasia<br>
Apraxia<br>
Articulation/phonological dis<br>
Augmentative/alternative comm<br>
Aural (re)habilitation<br>
Autism<br>
Cleft palate<br>
Cognitive-comm disorders<br>
Development of slp technology<br>
Language acquisition/disorders<br>
Laryngectomy<br>
Learning disabilities<br>
Neurogenic comm. disorders<br>
Orofacial myofunctional dis.<br>
Phonology and phon. disorders<br>
SLP developmental disabilities<br>
Speech/language disorders(gen)<br>
Swallowing disorders<br>
Voice Disorders<br><br>
Since we have no idea what's up with DS (apraxia is my best guess, but I'm not even too sure of that) then do you think those things cover enough bases if I were to bring him in for an eval? I just don't want to hear "well, we're not too sure" from another so called specialist <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Thanks!</div>
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For one, if you have state medicaid you are assigned a doctor, and I belive a referral from that doctor would be needed for the speech therapy. On the other hand, if you have strait medicaid, you choose a doctor yourself. The most likely place for services would be the U Of M. If you would like, I could perhaps do some digging from my resources to see what they can come up with. I can't garantee a quick reply, though.<br><br>
MrCoffee
 

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Thanks MrCoffee. DS is actually on a Medicaid health plan, which I will be switching to the other health plan in a couple months (to get him back to the dr he was seeing before medicaid screwed with me). After I switch I don't believe getting a referral will be a problem. Any info you have would be appreciated (and don't worry about a quick reply <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ). Thanks!
 
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