My 11 year old son has a speech problem saying mostly his Rs and not really moving his tongur when he talks. He was in speech therapy way before he ever started school and now in the 4th grade still in speech and they are not even trying to help him. They give him worksheets how is that helping speech? I try my best to correct and help him but its not working. He needs extra help. I know speech therapists go to your house before you start school but is there any help for his age out side of school? He is very smart and always on the honor roll list so I know he doesnt have learning problems or anything like that. I have talked to the speech teachers but they dont seem to listen they are getting their money so they just dont care I guess.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on May. 2, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by Gigi1969 at 11:42 PM on May. 2, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:40 PM on May. 3, 2009
Ask for an IEP meeting (I'm assuming he has an IEP for speech) and have to speech teacher explain exactly what she's doing to help him. You're right, worksheets aren't going to help his articulation.
Unfortunately in many areas speech therapy in the schools is being cut since speech problems don't directly impact academics. It could be that their programs are getting cut so there's not much they can do.
If you are willing and able to pay for private therapy the school should be able to point you in the right direction. He should be getting therapy to teach him how to exercise his tongue and mouth and learn to place them properly in his mouth the make the sounds.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 7:58 PM on May. 3, 2009