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My experience has been similar to yours. Goldie ha...

2010-02-11T18:22:08.766-06:00

My experience has been similar to yours. Goldie has 2-4 therapists a week, each with their own specialty. I did attend a presentation on routines based early intervention. Goldie's therapists have implemented this with us by showing us ways to include "therapy" in our day to day activities. I checked out McWilliam's blog and found some things I agree with and some I don't. I think PSP is not in the child's best interests, but routines based EI can allow for more learning and progress between therapy sessions. Thanks for such an informative post.



We had experience with both EI models. From birth ...

2010-02-11T10:36:13.089-06:00

We had experience with both EI models. From birth to 14 mo, we had what you did: a variety of therapists doing sessions at home. We loved it, felt like it was very successful, but then we moved. From 14 mo-3 yrs, we had the team plan you discribed. I hated it. We only got 45 mins a week with 1 person, who spent about 10 mins on each area, then 15 mins writing a report, giving handouts. Hated it hated it hated it.

I def. felt like the benefit was to them, financially, and not at all worth it to the child.



Cate--I forgot to mention it, but yes, I feel sure...

2010-02-11T08:45:38.543-06:00

Cate--I forgot to mention it, but yes, I feel sure it's a money saving issue at the heart of it. I would think a therapist would get paid less for sitting in a meeting discussing a kid than actually spending 60 minutes treating the kid.

And it kind of seems like an HMO in that way...everything goes through the primary, trying to cut down on visits that can't be handled by that one doc/provider. I guess we'll see if it goes the way of the classic HMO.



My gut reaction is that it would completely and to...

2010-02-11T08:00:53.136-06:00

My gut reaction is that it would completely and totally depend on the PSP. Like, the OT we had through EI had tons of experience, was really smart and quick, and clearly had worked enough with other providers that she could tell us stuff about PT or speech. I wouldn't have minded (much) if she had been the prime contact, although I still prefer the variety of specialists. But the first "educator" we had? Wouldn't have been good at all.

I am sure it all comes down to $$. I have no answer for that.