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Parent-Tutor Task

Client: T
Age: 4 years and 4 months
Education level: Kindergarten (4 year old)
Initial meeting: 8th April, 2013
Attended by: A, parent
Date of Report: 8th April, 2013

Referral source:
Reasons for referral:
Referral made at 21-22 months of age due to limited speech development. T had acquired a limited bank of words to draw upon, which differed from the development of his sister O, who was also classified as a ‘late talker’. T mainly relied on non-verbal communication strategies (pointing, facial expressions, grunting) to communicate. Family members (especially grandparents) found T difficult to understand, which was very frustrating for him. The referral was made after consultation with the speech pathologist working with T’s sibling, O. Relevant background:

At 4 years and 4 months of age, A describes T as a happy, outgoing, extremely creative young boy who enjoys problem solving tasks and physical activity. He enjoys playing with crafts, rock painting and listening to stories. T lives at home with his biological mother An and her partner A (kindergarten teacher), with his 6 year old sister O who is currently in grade one at school. T currently attends 4 year old kinder and English is the only language spoken at home. T is very motivated to do well both in speech therapy sessions and in kindergarten, and his speech issues have not caused him any social distress. He converses freely with other children and adults. Medical/Health background:

T was born via emergency caesarean section, weighing 3.2kg. He achieved all milestones at an expected age – crawling at 8 months, walking and talking at 12 months, although it was noted that T did not babble prior to...
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