I was informed today that my 21 month old is slightly behind in speech. She should be saying 50 words and she's only saying about 30. Thus I have to take her to speech therapy. I know she understands when you talk to her, it's just the words aren't all there. She did suffer a brain injury at 4 months so this may be a repercussion of that, although developmentally everything looks good with her. Just curious, what is speech therapy like? Are the classes like a set amount of weeks or does it go case by case? How do they help her differently then the kinds of things I am already doing at home, like reading to her and having her repeat words that I say and teaching her things myself? Thanks in advance for all responses.
Answer by momofryan07 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by Catanna at 11:48 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 11:49 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
My DD was evaluated and found to be behind when she was 3. We thought she might have a speech impediment like her grandmother because she couldn't say R words correctly. She outgrew it and we decided not to do the therapy. Basically what they were going to do was a structured play with the therapist.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:49 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 11:53 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by mommy2boys03 at 11:55 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by MizLee at 11:59 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by togo90210 at 12:01 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
My daughter had /has a Phonological Speech Disorder. Words that had the ''L'' word would get mixed up and would be spoken as ''W'' instead..... Somewhere between hearing the sound and her mind interesting it and her mouth speaking it - the sound would get all jumbled up. Speech therapist will evaluate your daughter decide what disorder she has - what sounds she is unable to make and why. The determine the best way to teach her - usually Thur games and Thur mirrors - look into a mirror while speaking. Watch the way my tongue moves and know copy my tongue. Then the S.T. will teach you the lessons so you can practice at home as well..... The number of days will depend on age and severity and probably insurance as well... Good Luck....
Answer by emily1230 at 12:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 2:50 PM on Oct. 7, 2010