Son turning 5 and just labeled communication impaired. Anyone w/ experience in this area?
I've posted here many times, initially to get advice/opinions about my son and his various challenges. First of all, I'd like to thank all of you who have supported me through this process. My son will be turning 5 next month, and we just had his IEP meeting. He also completed all the necessary testing. We were pleased w/ how well he did in most areas of the testing. However, in the area of speech and language, his scores were quite low. Based on his test results, he did well receptively, but not so well expressively. His IQ was found to be in the normal to high normal range, which was great to hear. Despite all his stronger areas, however, our son still struggles w/ speech and language. Therefore, he qualifies for special education under the label of Communication Impaired. Do any of you have experience w/ this area or know what it means? Also, do you feel your child got all the services he/she needed under this label? I'm just trying to understand this better, so I can better help my son. He hasn't been officially diagnosed yet. We were only told he's delayed. His speech therapist also suspects he may have a language processing disorder, but that's all we know. Anyway, I know you can't diagnose my son, but if you have any experience at all w/ this label, can you please pass on some advice. Thanks so much.