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2 year old son with speech delay
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2 year old son with speech delay

My 2 year old son has a speech delay.  I got a referral to NC's CES (early intervention) when he was 19 months old & a program manager & therapist came in to do an initial evaluation.  He was not deemed as having anything but a mild speech delay so we started him weekly with an educator that came into our home weekly.  Since having her start his vocabulary has increased to 20-35 words, some "sounds" for words, & knows the sounds of several of his alphabet sounds.  However at his 2 year wellness visit our ped. suggested that he be referred to a dev. ped. because of his speech delay -but early intervention does not underst& why & has even recommended we get another ped. Physically he is right where he should be & socially we don't see any problems - he loves other people, other kids etc.
I have been given the M-Chat at 18 mos & 24 mos & he was low risk on both.  I have taken the PEDs, ASQ, & ASQ-SE - he was low to moderate risk on the PEDs because of his sp. delay & low risk on the ASQ/ASQSE; or rather "your child seems to be progressing normally at this time.  "
I guess I am looking for some insight on if we should go through with the developmental ped. or as CES is recommending move forward with his speech therapy only because he doesn't show any other signs of problems. see post below this with more info
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