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speech therapy.

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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My four year old hasn't grown out of his baby talk. I told the doctor about this and now I am waiting for a letter for him to see a specialist. I was wondering what happens next, this is all new to me. Is anybody else's child going through the same thing?
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candyrow
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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lucsch
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM

In our state, speech therapy is done in the public school. My dd, at 4, could only say vowel sounds. Weekly speech therapy worked a miracle for her speech. After the first year, most of her issues were solved. She took it for a total of 3 years. The last year was less successful for her. She worked that whole year on the "r" sound and two years later she still sounds "Briitsh" with her "r" sounds.

candyrow
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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MrsLondon
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

The doctor did a referral for dd. They did an eval on her for the first couple of visits and then came up with a plan/goals to go by. They will want to rule out other reasons for his speech issues. What about his motor skills? Can he do everything else normally? 

With dd she was fine in every other area and they chalked it up to being a "language delay". They don't know the cause. She just turned 3.

candyrow
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM
What happens at the sessions? Did you have to work with her at home?


Quoting lucsch:

In our state, speech therapy is done in the public school. My dd, at 4, could only say vowel sounds. Weekly speech therapy worked a miracle for her speech. After the first year, most of her issues were solved. She took it for a total of 3 years. The last year was less successful for her. She worked that whole year on the "r" sound and two years later she still sounds "Briitsh" with her "r" sounds.


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lucsch
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM


The teacher worked on the sounds with her on an individual basis. I would sit in on the whole thing. She knew how to evaluate her, how to work on specific sounds (at the beginning, middle, and ending of words). She knew how to tell my daughter how to hold her mouth and tongue to say the sound correctly. She made it fun and played games with her. My dd enjoyed her sessions very much. The teacher would give us a homework lessons for the week for practicing the sound that she focused on that week.

Quoting candyrow:

What happens at the sessions? Did you have to work with her at home?


Quoting lucsch:

In our state, speech therapy is done in the public school. My dd, at 4, could only say vowel sounds. Weekly speech therapy worked a miracle for her speech. After the first year, most of her issues were solved. She took it for a total of 3 years. The last year was less successful for her. She worked that whole year on the "r" sound and two years later she still sounds "Briitsh" with her "r" sounds.




jakesmom323
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM
Yes, at the age of two, my son could not say mommy and many other words. I found out he had an upper and lower frenelum tie and had it surgically fixed. The ENT referred us to the First Step program and he was able to get speech therapy at an affordable cost. After 3, they get referred into the city school system and he was excepted, and I could of used the preschool, but he goes private. You will soon find out that speech is VERY expensive. Insurance will not cover all sessions and they are $100 every time. So if he needs twice a week, do the math;) I would call your local school board and see what you can do. It's not for lower income people like I thought it was, it's what your taxes go too. In fact, they don't even ask about your income. I think of it as, "Would you feel bad sending your kid to public school for free?" Nope...Good luck.
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candyrow
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM
He is fine with everything else, a typical boy, lol he surprises me sometimes by saying words like, actually and delicious but then he will say cwip cwop. And it takes him a while to say a sentence. Poor bugger.


Quoting MrsLondon:

The doctor did a referral for dd. They did an eval on her for the first couple of visits and then came up with a plan/goals to go by. They will want to rule out other reasons for his speech issues. What about his motor skills? Can he do everything else normally? 

With dd she was fine in every other area and they chalked it up to being a "language delay". They don't know the cause. She just turned 3.


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ginger813
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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unfortunately, I know too much about the speech therapy process, sigh...

My middle child started speech therapy right after she turned two, because she could only say a handful of words. Early intervention came out to evaluate her. Once they decided that she did need speech therapy, a therapist came to my home once a week to work with her. They initially started teaching her sign language for more common words, which kind of built a bridge for communication between us (which was SOOOOO helpful!), and then started working on sounds and eventually words. Once she turned 3, she switched from early intervention to IU13, and I had to take her to her speech therapy once a week. She eventually graduated from the program when she was 4 (she's 5 now). My youngest is having the same problem she did. He's 2, and only says a few words. He just started therapy last week, so now I'm having to go through this all over again:(  His therapist is only coming every other week though, because he is saying more than what his older sister did at this age, so he doesn't need as much help. Being that your dd is already four, I'm not sure what you can expect. Mine had already finished therapy by then. I'm really not trying to sound rude here, but if her speech wasn't as good as it should have been, why didn't you get her evaluated sooner than this?

candyrow
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Ty, ill know what to expect now. I have been trying with him at home, to no avail. He gets bored and frustrated. But it sounds fun and think he will enjoy this.


Quoting lucsch:


The teacher worked on the sounds with her on an individual basis. I would sit in on the whole thing. She knew how to evaluate her, how to work on specific sounds (at the beginning, middle, and ending of words). She knew how to tell my daughter how to hold her mouth and tongue to say the sound correctly. She made it fun and played games with her. My dd enjoyed her sessions very much. The teacher would give us a homework lessons for the week for practicing the sound that she focused on that week.


Quoting candyrow:

What happens at the sessions? Did you have to work with her at home?





Quoting lucsch:

In our state, speech therapy is done in the public school. My dd, at 4, could only say vowel sounds. Weekly speech therapy worked a miracle for her speech. After the first year, most of her issues were solved. She took it for a total of 3 years. The last year was less successful for her. She worked that whole year on the "r" sound and two years later she still sounds "Briitsh" with her "r" sounds.







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