We went to get Milo's speech therapy evaluation results today. Here are his scores on the Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale. The first age is what he has mastered and splinter skills mean that he has some skills up to the age level stated
Interaction-Attachment: 6-9 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.
Pragmatics- 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.
Gesture:9-12 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Play: 9-12 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Language Comprehension: 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 12-15 mons.
Language Expression: 3-6 mons. w/ splinter skills to 9-12 mons.
Some of it I agree with and some of it I don't and some of it makes me want to cry. Like I think he understands more than a 3-6 month old he just doesn't always pay attention when you talk to him so it may seem like he didn't understand you. She said he's weakest area was expressive language but that is no big surprise. That is what first stared this whole thing. His strongest area was play and gesture, again no big surprise since he's a boy. Boy's are often doers and not talkers.
To be honest I am having a really hard time with this whole speech therapy thing. The feeding therapy I am really looking forward to. I am at a complete loss as to how to proceed there so I want to get on with that part. But I feel really resistant to speech therapy even though he could benefit from it. For some reason it feels like saying there is something wrong with him. Like he's not normal or bright. I know it's totally not that way it just feels like saying there is something wrong with him or that I failed him as a mother. I hate people accessing my child. He IS normal ans he IS bright but looking at the numbers makes me want to cry.