Elizabeth: (WA State) Our daughter adopted from China was tested originally by the Birth to Three folks when she first came home and they were unable to test her Speech (it is “culturally loaded” test, they did not have anyone who spoke her dialect to test her).
Fast forward 15 months, she is now over three and qualifies for school district services, the school district tests her and they say because she is making all the sounds a 15 month old does she is fine.
Is this right?
If it is how long are we supposed to wait to test again? She is very hard to understand. When I compare her speech to my friends children of the same age that came home at roughly the same time, I can see she is behind.
She does get PT with the school district.
She has a severe heart issue and has problems with swallowing after her heart surgery. While still in china she was almost constantly in the hospital, her palate is tented from being intubated for so long.
I am new to this, and need to know if this is just the run around.