There are a couple of ways.
- Consult with your child’s pediatrician about the concerns you are having, and ask him/her to send CME a referral to evaluate your child.
- Simply call CME’s administration office, and a representative would be happy to take your child’s information. At this point, CME will send your child’s PCP a request to evaluate in one or more areas that concern you.
- If your child is pointing to show you what he wants, model the word or simple phrase for him. For example: If he wants a drink, say “drink” or “drink please”.
- Simple signs are also a good way for your child to communicate wants and needs. Have him imitate the sign for drink.
Providing a model for your child will show them the appropriate way to make a request.
He is adapting scissor use himself, and that is good; however, cutting with upside down scissors makes it difficult to cut along a straight path or around corners and cures (like a square or circle). Try having him hold a small toy under his arm on the same side that he holds his scissors. Keeping his elbow against his side, to hold the toy in place, will encourage him to cut with his thumb up.