I feel so worried and scared that my daughter Francesca isn’t talking yet.
We discussed it at her last review & was given a list of things to try for Francesca & they would refer her to a speech therapist. . We do these suggestions all the time. And she is now mixing regularly with other children.
Her social anxiety has improved around children but her speech has not. I find it hard being around other children her age as most of talking and I just feel more and more of failure every time I hear them talking so well. I am so frightened for her future and am in tears frequently over it.
I expressed my concerns to my health visitor who was visiting for Elizas 6 weeks check up. And begged for a referral to a speech therapist & was supposed to hear back later in the week of course they never called me.
My area doesn’t have much funding & I fear they are trying to fob me off.
Francescas social anxiety around children is greatly improved but her speech is not.
I have texted the parent concern mobile but I don’t think for a moment they will respond.
I am not wanting to send Francesca to nursery as she isn’t speaking and I worry she will be frightened without me. That was the suggestion given to me by my health visitor but it’s not right for Francesca.
My first child spoke very well and clear by 2 and full sentences. I feel so out of my depth with this. She will be going to school in under 18 months time and I’m so scared she will be so disadvantaged if I can’t get her to talk. She also shows signs of autism too.
How can I get these professionals to listen to me? Should I speak to my Gp? Xx