"Lack of Speech Therapy and OT in Regional WA"
About: Tom Price Hospital Tom Price Hospital Tom Price 6751
Posted by frustrated mum 01 (as ),
When my child started Kindy and we were made aware that there may be some learning issues. We have since been trying to get as much help and answers as we could. My issue is the lack of Speech Therapists and OT's we currently have. At present, we do not have an OT or Speech Therapist in town with no date on when one will be arriving. We have had many referrals in for both, but seem to be getting nowhere.
We did get to see one Speech Therapist who was very helpful, but after she left a new lady arrived. The new Speech Therapist rang advising me that she would be closing my child's case as she has seen many kids like my child before and told me she thought their speech problem was due to watching too much American TV. I found this very unprofessional for someone who had never met my child.
We should be getting the same services offered up here as anyone else. We shouldn't have to be waiting this long without one in town helping these kids.
We are told early intervention is the key, but we can't seem to get the help that is needed.