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    Default Looking for a Developmental Ped.

    Yay... I am finally able to post here. First let me say that I am really impressed at how knowlegeable and supportive you ladies are on this board.

    I have 2 sons that need to be evaluated. ds #1 is 6.9 and has adhd tendencies. We have been told by 2 teachers that he needs to be evaluated as he is already having trouble in school.
    ds #2 is 3.10 and has several issues, speech delay, sensory issues, and physical issues. He is unable to converse with us although he can repeat conversations that he has heard. This really worries me. He attends a special needs pre-school and the eval team there suggested a private eval by a Developmental Ped or Neurologist.

    So, my question is, how do I go about finding someone to do the eval? I don't want to just pick someone out of the phone book, I would really like a recommendation. I live in lower Westchester so we are close to NYC. If anyone here can recommend someone, that would be great or any tips on researching docs would also be appreciated.
    Thanks so much.

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    i dont know of any names in your area but i would suggest searching yahoo groups for some support groups in your area. IRL parents in support groups can give you the true run down on the docs/etc in your area. hugs and welcome

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    Hum. I thought I posted.

    Did you talk to your peds yet? I asked my BIL and SIL (both doctors in NYC) and they said they would see what names they can come up with.

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    Hi and welcome!!

    Madlyin had her initial eval done by her ped, and then he recommended a specialist. If it's going to be up to you to find a specialist, I'd do what mickey suggested!

    Good luck and welcome again!

    Shawna

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    Default You might want to take the little guy to

    Dr. Marilyn Agin in NYC. She is a neurodev. pediatrician who used to be in charge of Early Intervention in NY, as well as a practicing ST before she went back to school to become a doctor. She has authored a book about Late Talkers/Apraxia, and has a ST that does an eval in her office after she does her eval (on the same day). The only downsides are that I don't believe she takes insurance, and she probably has a long waiting list (but if you are flexible, you can probably get in sooner w/ a cancellation appt).

    Perhaps she could recommend someone for the older child.

    Good luck -

    Dr. Marilyn Agin
    79 Laight St, New York, NY 10013-2000, United States Phone: (212) 274-9180

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    This is the group we go to in NJ. Not sure if any are close to you. We see Dr. Malik and I really like her. Also, expect to wait almost anywhere for appts. HTH
    http://www.childrens-specialized.org/Contact.asp

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    Welcome! I've got Lacey (6.75 w/sensory issues) and Ellie (4.25 - SPD/High Functioning autism).

    Your younger one sounds a lot like Ellie with speech. She does a lot of scripting (repeating phrases she's already heard) and at 3, had very little original speech. She couldn't form the answers to questions when asked or ask original questions. She didn't know how to have a conversation. There is a technical term for this which escapes me right now. She gets private ST and speech through the school and has made a ton of progress this year.

    I used a referral from a friend to find our dev. ped. The waits was horrendous, but very worth it. Call today and get on the list! A private speech eval might be in order too, if you already haven't done this. You may get in much quicker with a private SLP.

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    Just wanted to say HI and welcome.

    This is a great place to be.

    I am in Oregon so sorry, no idea who to see in NY.

    I have a 4 yr old girl with ASD, sensory processing (big time), and anxiety/ocd issues.

    YOu will find soo much info here, as you probably already know. I have learned so much from these women.

    -Angi
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeninnc
    Welcome! I've got Lacey (6.75 w/sensory issues) and Ellie (4.25 - SPD/High Functioning autism).

    Your younger one sounds a lot like Ellie with speech. She does a lot of scripting (repeating phrases she's already heard) and at 3, had very little original speech. She couldn't form the answers to questions when asked or ask original questions. She didn't know how to have a conversation. There is a technical term for this which escapes me right now. She gets private ST and speech through the school and has made a ton of progress this year.

    I used a referral from a friend to find our dev. ped. The waits was horrendous, but very worth it. Call today and get on the list! A private speech eval might be in order too, if you already haven't done this. You may get in much quicker with a private SLP.

    Echolalia....Madylin has this big time too.


    Shawna

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    Default I'm in NYC.. I really like Dr. Maurine Packard and have

    been really happy with her...not to mention her kindness and generosity of time. She's on the upper east side, so really easy to drive down - you don't have to go all the way into the city. She's affiliated with NY Presbyterian.

    Can I e-mail you thru INCIID rather than poster her info here? I have her info at work, so I'll check back tomorrow OK?

    Thanks! N

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