The boys had their 1st Steps evaluation yesterday and it went very well! We were so pleased to learn that both boys will qualify for services. The area is social (and that's all because of speech not how they interact with others). Developmentally, they are right on target!
I was pleasantly surprised that Patrick qualified - my main concerns have been that he is difficult to understand and isn't really talking in sentences very much. He will receive therapy to help with 2-3 word sentences and phrases.
Calvin, of course, will receive therapy so we can understand him. :) He only makes a few consonant sounds which is common with kids who have clefts. They will also work with him some on using a straw/sucking.
The two evaluators thought that both boys will respond very well. We are so thankful that we have this resource available! And we are so glad to get them both evaluated and helped. We meet with our coordinator next week and are praying that a speech therpaist will be available - they evidently have a shortage of speech therapists. The boys will receive some kind of therapy no matter what - we just really want to get started with the speech instead of having to switch in the middle.