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Where do you get early intervention for speech?

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Gayleygirl

Asked by Gayleygirl at 8:03 AM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my son was put in an early intervention program through our county with a referal from his pediatrician. that led to a referal for speech therapy. do you have health insurance? you can usually get a referal from your primary care dr if your insurance covers speech therpay
    BlacksheepSati

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 8:07 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Not sure what you mean... Are you concerned about your toddler not speaking yet, or having trouble with pronouncing certain letters? Have you talked to your Doctor about it? That would be the best place to start. With that being said, not all toddlers can speak clearly at an early age and end up just fine. Age 1 - 2 is awfully early to start speech therapy unless there is something wrong other than just typical toddler speech.

    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:08 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Contact your local Board of MR/DD. In Ohio it's a 0-3 year program called Help Me Grow.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:16 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • what state do you live in?
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 8:46 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • My middle was in speech therapy at 18 months thru our local Birth to 3 program. My 2nd was able to get speech therapy thru our school district at 2yrs 9 months and is currently in a supported 4K class.
    First of f I would talk to the pediatrician and if they think the child is developmentally behind they can give you a referral. Or you could contact a Birth to 3 program, the school district or possibly even Head Start and ask about speech therapy and how to go about getting the child screened.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 8:57 AM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I think you can call an elementary school in your county and ask if they know of an early interevention program. Out here, we have NEIS, Nevada Early Intervention Services but it's different everywhere.
    Good luck!
    xoxo
    MayMommaToBe

    Answer by MayMommaToBe at 1:12 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Google "early intervention (your state)" and the right place to call should come up.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:29 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • All states have some type of Birth to 3 Program. If your child qulaifies it is a free service. Look into it!
    coolchic320

    Answer by coolchic320 at 2:31 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

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