Andy went for speech articulation testing today. I had him tested through the school district. I just did not want any speech issues to possibly interfere with learning to read when we get to that point.
So we do qualify. He has some sound substitutions that are out of the norm. We have to ask at the next doctor appointment about his tongue. He may need to get the little thing under his tongue clipped because he does not have the lateral movement he needs. We had asked about this when he was an infant and the pediatrician at that point just said it was fine. So apparently his did not stretch out as much as some do so it is affecting his speech. His comprehension was fine, his hearing was fine, his vision was fine, and they thought his expressive speech was fine (he was acting shy so she had a little trouble hearing him). So it pretty much came out as I thought it would.
We have a date for an IEP meeting and would probably start services in the fall. Here's the hitch however, I put the boys' names in for the lottery for the preschool spots at the public school for which we are zoned. The catch is that you cannot have an IEP and be in the "normal" spots and speech does not qualify you for the "special education" spots. Doesn't make sense to me either way. They were supposed to do the drawing yesterday and they are supposed to post lists of who got the spots on May 7. I'm sort of assuming that we did not get spots in the preschool because I put on the application that we would only accept spots if both boys got in. I really didn't want to think about one being in all day preschool and the other one not. I don't mind them in separate classes but I'd rather have them at the same school.