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PHN visit at 3y4m?

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I got a letter yesterday to bring DS to the PHN this Friday. He is 3 and 4 months.
Are they routinely seen at this age or would there be a particular reason he was called?
The PHN rang me a few months ago and said they don't routinely see children at 3 but asked how he was and if I had any concerns. I said I thought his speech was a bit slow for his age so she said she'd refer him to a Speech & Language Therapist. He had an assessment for SLT and the therapist was pleased with him, she put him on the waiting list for SLT but she said more than likely his speech would catch up when he started playschool.
I am waiting for the appointment for SLT and the PHN is in the same building but the appointment I got is definitely for the PHN and not the SLT
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I was called for by PHN for DS at 3y2m and he has a slight speech delay so maybe thats why.
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I think there is a 3 yr development check. DD wasn't called for it but DS was.
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I was called with DD just after she turned 3 - PHN said it was standard and it was the "sign off" visit, that she was officially off their books and that unless there were any problems, her next developmental-type checks would be done through the school system.
Edited to add: there wasn't a huge amount of checking to be honest - asked her what a few pictures were, DD replied with her fingers in her mouth, barely audible, and PHN said it was wonderful. Then I got, what to me was a very patronising picture book shown to me, with the PHN telling me that toddlers have no road sense and might run after a ball that went on the road, and did I know to keep her away from ponds and fires.
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DS1 had a 3 yr developmental check.
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the 3 year developmental check is the last one they get normally. My dd just got hers done at 3yrs 5 months. I definitely remember my other two getting it around the age of 3
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DD just had one too. Not a whole lot to it, mostly seemed to be checking her language, got her to hop on one foot, build a tower of blocks etc as vvviola said it's just to sign them off 'till school.
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DD2 had a "sign off" visit when she was 3. She had a great chat with the PHN, told her all about mommies booby milk Full of chat she was!
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DD1 had a phn visit after she turned 3. I had to bring DD2 for her 8 month visit at the same time. Its more to assess there speech than anything else and to sign them off.
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It's probably the 3yr developmental, just late. DD didn't get hers till she was 3yr, 3mth. The PHN has to sign them off and the next developmental checks are done in school.
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Thanks, I'd say the PHN will be concerned about his speech but since he's already on the waiting list for SLT there won't be much they can do. Bit of a PITA the time it's on I'll have to take him out of playschool early or just not send him in that day!
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Are you close to the health centre??
When I got my letter the appointment was on a day that would have meant keeping DD out of creche so I called the PHN and she told me to bring DD to the baby clinic on a day that suited me between 2 & 4pm. At the time she was only in creche 2 days a week and I didn't want to keep her out.
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Yeah I live 1.5 miles outside a town, both the health centre and the playschool are in the town. But playschool is 9.20 til 12.20 and the appointment is 10.30 so I'll have to take him out around 20 past 10 and assuming his appointment is over at around 11 I'll have to bring him back into playschool then for another hour, or maybe not bother going back. I'll ask the playschool teachers opinion tomorrow.
Never thought of rescheduling, but I'd rather just get the apt. over with
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We saw PHN at 9mths. 2yrs & 3.5yrs.
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Had DD3 at her check up and brought DS aged 3 and 3months and she checked his eyesight and his comprehension, weight and height.
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PHN called me and asked me had i any worries and that she would see DD for the dental service at primary school!
DD1 is only getting form for that now and she's in 4th class.
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Well I brought him this morning it seemed like a straightforward enough meeting. She did say that the SLT referral had "high priority" on it so hopefully he'll be called soon even though when the PHN gave him some building blocks he said "I don't want that" so she was pleased enough. She asked about how he ate and slept etc.
We had to abandon the visit halfway through, DS had to go to the toilet and the only toilet in the health centre was a wheelchair accessible one and it was too high for him to stand in front of. I tried lifting him up but he wouldnt go so when I brought him back into the PHN she could see he was bursting and uncomfortable so she said to come back next week!

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