Should I get my son a speech therapist?

Lisa - posted on 04/04/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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It was kinda hard to figure out where to pou this but oh well. Hi my naes isa and as i always say i am the mom of a veeerrrrryyy energetic 2 yr old. lol! Hes my only son. im worried about his speech. See the thing is hes talking but hes a veerryy lazy talker. Kinda like i was and still am to some things. lol! Seriously thogh i had to take speech therapy but i didnt start taking speech until third grasde. I was wondering should i try to get him into a therepist now or do i wait. His birthday is july the 16th . Somebody?

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Shannintipton - posted on 04/04/2011

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Hi Lisa,
You should probably have him evaluated. It wouldnt hurt and it is free. I would boost his confidence and language skills. Its never too late to start learning. Just my opinion. {:+)
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Lisa - posted on 06/28/2011

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Wow I shouldve been came back and let you all know. I decided to take him to the doctor and have him evaulated. His hearing is excellent . The problem that was found or so I was told is that many kids get their language skills from other children. Rj isn't really around other children but his vocabluary is just fine for kids his age according to his doctor. He is talking more now and he will be enrolled in day care by next week s ....

Pamela - posted on 06/28/2011

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My daugther started speech through Early Intervention when she was around 20 months - it's helped, just went through the process of getting her transferred to the school department under an IEP and I will probably do private speech therapy on top of that. It's too late for an EI assessment but definitely speak to your pediatrician, have his hearing tested and take it from there.

Birthe - posted on 06/14/2011

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Hi, my son is five years old and we are in a speech therapy for one year. He talked less than the other children when he was 2, so we went to a doctor. The reason was not, that he didn´t wntn to talk, he just could not hear enough, only 30% with both ears. He got tubes in his ears and it went better, one year later at the age of 3, it went worse again, nearly 0% on one ear, so next surgery and new t-tubes, one yer later the same again. Than it is going better, now, he can hear everything and his speech is doing bette every day. he´s now at the same level as other kids. So, before you go to a therapist, check his ears!!!

Brandee - posted on 06/03/2011

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One of the ladies that attends the same gym as I do is a speech therapist. She rotates around to the public schools and even to some of the larger daycare centers. She works with kids from ages 2 and up. It is not to early to start helping him. At this age they are absorbing new information so easily that it would probably be good for him in the long term. You could ask your pediatrician to recommend someone in your area.

Tiffany - posted on 06/02/2011

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My 13 year old had a speech problem which was related to health issues. She still doesn't talk as plain as other kids her age but she is no longer in speech and speaks as plain as she ever will. Her doctor evaluated her at 3 year old check up and she went straight into therapy. It was free and provided by the state. It was an early prevention program the state offered. She thought it was great because she went to school for 3 hours 3 days a week. Ask your child's doctor to evaluate her if she needs therapy they will point you in the right direction.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/05/2011

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Id say if there is a history and you are worried ask your doctor and get him evaluated.

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