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21 month old and speech?


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#26 PrincessPeach

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:52 PM

 lizzzard, on 19 January 2020 - 09:38 AM, said:



A bit off topic, but I hope someone somewhere is doing something to develop a better triage model for assessment so they are not just on the basis of 'first on the list'. For whatever reason, it seems like a vast number of kids are getting assessed and/or are in speech therapy as toddlers these days, which is great....but puts an enormous pressure on the system and paradoxically seems to increase the risk of kids falling through the gaps.

If we had another issue on the go then we would have gotten an appointment sooner, but a child of calm temperament with zero speech just isnt a priority as far as they are concerned.

The public waitlist for an ENT here is 3 years as well - Qld Health is seriously underfunded for auxiliary services.




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