I am wondering about speech therapy for pragmatic language delay. In Little Man's IEP testing at school his IQ testing placed him in the 99+ percentile but his test of pragmatic language placed him in the 7th percentile. In my mind that should be enough of a delay to allow for some sort of remediation/therapy but I don't know what to ask for exactly. His IEP was completed rather quickly in January due to a rather emergent situation regarding getting him onto special ed… read more
Basically if you are having trouble understing his speech or he is not conversating with you properly then speech is needed. My sons,speech has picked up a great deal, but socially he cannot hold a conversation with a wall.
It is good the school is addressing your child's issues because a lot of them just wait until you ask to do anything. You do have a right to ask for updates and call for IEP meetings when it is needed, so I would speak to your case worker or contact and let them know that you need to address the issue, and they can then set up the meeting.
It is very common for our children to be very smart but have problems in expressing themselves especially through language. They tend to know and understand more than we think a lot of times.