My son was speech evaluated & did not fall behind. However, he is speaking not clear. He is 4. He does pronaunce letters (like f in fish or other but it's kinda hard to hear it). We're Polish-Americans, so sometimes he tries to say a word combining his knowledge from 2 words in 1 sounding in between. What I am saying does not probably make much sense. But when should I start worrying? Have him evaluated again? Wait? Go for therapy? Should I work with him myself? Or wait & see if he improves?
Answer by Ballad at 8:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
I also had my son eval'ed by the schools SLP at 4 as well... they strongly suggested to wait until he was thru Kindergarten and around other kids more before they would even consider his speech a problem. Then he lost his front baby teeth and they won't even treat speech until they are in b/c all kids mess up words without those teeth. Does all that make sense?? So anyways, here we are, he's in first grade, teeth are in and he no longer has a speech issue. I listened to the SLP and it all worked out well. You can have him eval'ed again but messing up words at 4 is completely appropriate. If your gut says something serious is wrong get him eval'ed again. But, chances are it is age appropriate at this point.
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 9:25 PM on Feb. 21, 2013
Next question overall
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