My DD is 4 1/2. According to her pedi, she needs speech therapy. I'll admit she does not speak clearly. It may be our fault because we have always said 'her' words back to her instead of the correct word. Such as, she says nakey instead of naked. So now everyone in our home says nakey. LOL. We all just thought it was cute so we didn't 'correct' it. Her pedi is pretty much saying it's our fault and that she now needs therapy. She had 65 errors on her assesment test. We understand 95% of what she says. Sometimes we have to ask her to repeat herself and she will. If we still don't understand, she gets frustrated and gives us some type of description of the word she was trying to say. Like, for example, if she were to say 'octopus' and we didn't understand her, she would say something like 'you know, it lives in the water and has lots of legs!'.
She has been to one of her speech classes. They are twice a week for 30 mins each. She liked it the first time and was excited. Today, she does not want to go. I asked her why and she said at first because she doesn't think they will let her wear her swimsuit that I told her she could wear. I assured her she could. Then she said because her teacher won't let her play with some type of sandwich toy. I told her we could talk to the therapist and find out why. She said ok then.
I am sorry this is long and all over the place. I guess my question is, should I make her go? Does she really need it?
We do lots of things at home. We talk to her, we read to her, she watches tv. Is that enough?