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my daughter is 4 and half she speaks but not clear and little stuttering

she is in pre kg and she is very upset today bec kids are making fun of her can anynone suggest me what to do or i talk to her teacher i went to doctor they say it will be ok by time iam really upset

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Asked by ridacute at 2:11 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I would push for an evaluation by a speech therapist if you are concerned. That would either ease your mind or get her help. She is 4 so it can even be done through the school system.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • You could certainly talk to her teacher and see if there is a speech or occupational therapist that the school has on staff to help with these issues. The teacher should also be made aware that kids are making fun of her. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 2:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Speech Therapy. Consult with her pediatrican.

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 2:16 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • my friends son was the same way she took him to the dr so many times the dr just side he is fine and she asked for him to go see a dif dr about it and after seeing the other dr they told her he was Tongue-tie

    Answer by mommy223326 at 2:17 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • It is hard to say right now if she'll grow out of it or the problem will continue to grow. Children at that age do tend to have speech impediments that they eventually grow out of. However, with saying that it doesn't hurt to try to encourage her to speak more clearly and slowly. Her stutter could be because she's trying to say the words before her mind has a chance to get the signal across. By slowing herself down and taking the time to speak she may lose the stutter. Saying words properly can be as simple as you going over them with her. Do a speech therapy lesson by just saying words with her. You saying them correctly and her repeating them. You can make it into a game if you'd like, so she doesn't feel like it's a school lesson. Talking to her teachers for tips may be helpful.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:26 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • i am a preschool teacher of three year olds, and i encourage parents to see a speech therapist in the area if they are concerned. We are not doctors and are not supposed to give opinions, but we are around groups of children and know the baseline norm for speech. I feel if you do see a therapist, it can only help. If it is age appropriate, it will give you peace of mind, and if it isn't, they can help. Also, speech issues are very common, i have at least three children a year with some form, but it does tend to improve as they age. Also, not sure how it works, but a pediatrician told me to have a little girl tap as she stuttered, and it helped her focus and she was able to speak more clearly.

    Answer by Ms.Wendy83 at 2:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • iam only scare if children will make fun of her she willl be more consious and her speech will be more bad

    Comment by ridacute (original poster) at 3:56 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • read her poems and have her repeat them i have heard it works great..

    Answer by Destins_Mommy at 9:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

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