WWYD? Denied early Intervention but still concerns
I am confused. I had some concerns about my son so I called Early Intervention. They sent a Speech Pathologist and a SPecial Education Specialist. They said he passed their tests but they still had some concerns from their observations. They said they were going to recommend that an occupational therapist come out. There is only a week left until they will be out of time.
They also made it sound like it was impossible to get your own evaluation. Is that due to money? to the long waits? I guess they made it sound like both. I did't find them very helpful ( I should say one of them was) and DH thinks there is nothing wrong.
I am just not sure what to do. Anyone that has been there have suggestions?
I have obviously been doing a ton of research and I just don't know. He does not talk beyond saying hi. He is 18 month old. He does occasionally exhibit some of the behaviours in the videos. How often do children in the autism spectrum exhibit those behaviors? I can't exactly tell that from the videos.
I found a place in the city (NY) that does seems like it does evals. I am guessing it is expensive, but I am probably going to call them next week.
Here is a link that might be useful: columbia evaluation