speech problem

Jenae - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son has had a speech problem since he was born..he went to speech therapy when we lived in baltimore.....and once he turned three and his speech teacher changed he hated therapy. so since we moved to indiana the speech has gotten better but now he stutters really bad....i just dont kno what to do.....should i send him to therapy or see if he gorws out of this problem???

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Marcia - posted on 06/19/2009

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I'm not too sure how things work where you live, but if the University near your home has a speech language pathology program (or child and youth studies program where they are studying speech in children) they may have new graduates who would really love working with your son...the help may be free and usually new grads are super nice and super enthusiastic. Also, they may be able to give you the best advice on the best speech language help in your area. I agree with everyone else...early intervention with speech really helps a lot...it can be a God send.

Tara - posted on 06/18/2009

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therapy could still help him, but what you could also do is to see if your town/ city has what is called early prevention which is usually state funded with grants so in a lot of towns/cities but not all of them it is free. What you would be doing is sending your child to pre school now since he is only 3 the time frame is usually starts as 2 days a week for about 2.5 hrs at a time. In these pre schools there are special educators, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist designed to help children with a very large range of problems/ diabilities. As the end of every school year your child would be re evaluated to see where his strenghts are and where he still needs that extra help. Hope this helps :)

Brooke - posted on 06/17/2009

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Stuttering is actually really normal at that age...he is learning so much new language...it is hard for his mouth to keep up with his brain. My three year old stutters pretty badly when ever he is tired or upset or excited. I work with several speech pathologists that said this is age appropriate.

Kristin - posted on 06/15/2009

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I'm the Mother of a Four year old with a speech delay, when my son was younger we tried to go to a Speech Therapist. He wouldn't sit very still, and didn't do very well with unfamilar people. I started working with him a lot at home, and seen a lot of change. Since then his Speech has came a long way. Unfortunatly now that he has calmed down, and would be able to sit through a therapy session, our insurance will not cover it. I went through our School District, and found that they offer Speech once a week. The best thing is "It's Free." Now, come August he will attend Speech therapy once a week. I'm looking forward to this helping him, and also better preparing him for school. Maybe you can look into this in your State. Hope this helps. I to have been in the sittuation where I just didn't know what to do to help my son. I wish you the best.

Jenae - posted on 06/14/2009

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the teasing thing isnt a bad thing to say cause i feel the same way..that is why i keep him up under me but i cant do that all his life you kno....the funny thing about the stutterin is that it comes and goes....and then sometimes it depends on wat he says....but thanks i am totally thankful for the response....

Jana - posted on 06/13/2009

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I don't see anythign wrong with trying speech therapy again. If he truely doesn't like it, I would ask for some exercises you can do at home with him and start with those. You might need to "shop around" for a speech therapist that your son is comfortable with but I would try again. I don't know if you grow out of a stutter but as much as I hate to type this, I think some kids could be very mean when he starts school and by then it might be harder to get him to face his stutter. (I mean that in a sympathetic way)

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