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DS is in the Infants and Toddlers Developmental program here - I'm pretty sure it is likened to Early Intervention, they just seem to not call it that where we are from. ??? Anyway, I'm really frustrated with them.<br><br>
DS was seen and evaluated when he was 10 weeks old. He qualified for the program because he tested so low in his development of fine and gross motor skills. (He was also diagnosed with pretty severe Hypotonia by his Ped.)<br><br>
The PT taught us how to do a lot of his therapy ourselves because he needed it daily, multiple times. The PT was supposed to come out weekly/biweekly (we've never even heard back) and work with him in addition to what we are doing. We are also supposed to be getting weekly check-ins from his case worker to see how things are going. (Haven't heard from her since he was last seen a month ago.)<br><br>
DS tests to be at the developmental level of a baby that is only a few weeks old (2-4) and to me, that seems like it necessitates more interventions than they are providing. The therapy we initially started with him seemed to really help, but he has hit a major plateau and is regressing if anything.<br><br>
I hate to be a bear, and seem pushy, but geez! I need some help here. If therapy is what he needs and if it is going to help him, I need more guidance than they are giving.<br><br>
We really like(d) our case worker and she seemed so on top of things, but now I wonder where the heck she is. I really don't want to be ugly about all of this, but it is making me mad. How do I approach this?<br><br>
Should we just try and find another program for DS?
 

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You need to harass both the caseworker and the PT with daily phone calls and emails starting now. Find out who the caseworker's supervisor is and start doing the same to her/him if you don't get a response within 3 days.<br><br>
They may have dropped the ball, but you need to shove it back into their court to better the situation. Do be assertive about this, please!
 

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And document what they promised you and your attempts to get in touch with them! I don't know about the program you're using, but at least in the US, kids who are in EI get an IFSP, an Individual Family Service Plan, which is binding. If you have anything like that, read it carefully, and note what services were offerred.
 

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Agreed about getting more involved/vocal/educated/persistant with EI until you're happy with the situation.<br><br>
But also, can you get some private PT with health insurance?
 

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I hate to be a bear, and seem pushy, but geez! I need some help here. If therapy is what he needs and if it is going to help him, I need more guidance than they are giving.<br></div>
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Be politely pushy. The squeaky wheel truly does get the attention so the way I have approached state services is to be squeaky, yet polite. Also start keeping a document with all of your attempted contacts, etc. So you can refer to it for future reference - I find that kindly reminding someone that this is the xx call in xx weeks helps them realize that yes, perhaps, they have dropped the ball. The employees are often over-worked and under-paid which is unfortunate.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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