It all started with a speech delay and now we’re being referred to a neurologist...feeling down!
So my 2.5 year old has a speech delay. Unfortunately my insurance won’t cover him because he’s not severe enough - that was very frustrating to hear. The SLP even threw around selective mutism- wth?! So we were referred to our regional center and they ruled out selective mutism but now is seeing he has other delays so we got him reassessed. His fine motor skills however were reported as excellent but he does have some sensory issues as well and now we’re being told to see a neurologist. This has just been all so crazy to think that what started as a speech delay is now leading to so many other disabilities/delays we weren’t even prepared for. To me - and I’m sure to many others- i thought was son was just fine and saw no other red flags for ASD but now that’s all I see and i have to say it’s a bit discouraging and the fear of the unknown is real. Until our screening with the neurologist I’ll be stuck in what seems to be this endless limbo waiting to find out what’s wrong with my son... **lets out long sigh***