"When I chase appointments they say they are busy"
About: Bromley Healthcare / Speech and Language Therapy for Children Bromley Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy for Children BR2 9JG
Posted by sers (as ),
My story is basically about the less than adequate services my 3 year old son is receiving for his social communication difficulties. I have had to stop working to care for my son after it became apparent that he wasn't developing as he should be when he reached 18 months. He is now 3 years old and has only been seen twice by SLT. Every time I've tried to chase up appointments I've been told they are too busy, not enough staff and/or words to that effect.
I don't think it is good enough. Things have gone from bad to worse with my son. I keep hearing early intervention is key but he is not getting the help he so badly needs.
My husband and I have resorted to hiring an SLT privately. This is a huge financial strain on us but we feel we can't stand back and do nothing. This is a real problem and needs to be addressed as there may be other children not just my son being adversely affected by this and many parents like myself desperate for help for their children.