Speech therapy

Mireille - posted on 11/08/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi there. i was wondering if anyone else out there had the child in speech therapy... Anthony has been in it since he was 3. he will be 5 in march. My question is.... What does your therapist do with your child... Mine does the same thing every time we go (once a week). She sits and repeats words over and over again.... it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm a little discuraged because this is his last year before he goes to kindergarten and he is then in the hands of the school system. we have been doing sign language with him also to help with the frustrations of not being able to communicate. He is catching on to that terrificly. So, if anyone has any suggestions on what to do to help with his speech, that would be great. thanks..

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Caroline - posted on 07/02/2012

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Karla - posted on 11/26/2008

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My son has been getting speech since he was 10 mths old, they have tried so many things.. He started using sign language at an early age so that has helped alot with frustration.. In the last 9mths they have been working with him using an AAC device, I would ask your therapist about it!!

Mireille - posted on 11/10/2008

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yes he canpoint. thats a great idea. thank you. i will bring ikt up to her next week.

Maggie - posted on 11/09/2008

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my daughter is only 2 1/2 but has been getting speech since she was born. you may want to ask her about the devices out there that he could try, like the cheap talk or any of the ones that haves pictures on them. can he point to pictures?

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