Melike Yavuz Posted December 22, 2022 Share Posted December 22, 2022 We live in Doylestown, PA. We moved to US during this summer from Belgium. We have 12 year old son whose initial ER findings from school district are ADHD, SLD and Speech/Language Impairment. At the moment we have ongoing meetings/conversations with school about his 1st IEP and from the initial draft they have proposed the related services will not be enough (they offered once per week ST and twice per week OT) - there is no mention of psychological counseling, or more of speech therapy although we asked for that. We also ask for 1:1 support and they refuse it so far. While preparing for the 2nd IEP meeting, I want to learn about medical healthcare and decide what are the key priorities we should focus during our discussions with school. As we are new to the county, we don't have a family doctor/pediatrician/neurologist yet, we are establishing healthcare network slowly. We have health insurance (Cigna PPO) coverage from my employer. If my son's conditions are medically diagnosed can some of his therapies (speech or psychological counseling maybe) be pushed out of school that could be covered by insurance? To initiate the medical diagnosis which specialist (pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatric service, what else?) would be a good entry? Thanks in advance for comments, Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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