Speech Therapy

Elaine - posted on 05/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Our son is having difficulties pronouncing any constanants. Any suggestions?

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Havenjones - posted on 07/23/2009

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My daughter has been in ST for about a year (shes 2 1/2) and she's still not talking much. She has about 35 words. It's very hard cause theres so much in her head that just wont come out! We do sign, and I works great for us, but it's not the same, and other kids tend to leave her out, as they think she's younger than she is. At least she's a healthy happy girl♥

Susan - posted on 05/11/2009

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My daughter has been in Speech Therapy since she was 9 months old and it has helped with other apsects of her life. She can do almost anything after you show her 4-5 times, like turning on and off the lights, opening zippers, going up and down the slide, etc. She however hasn't gotten anything more that Mom, but we expect that since she barely has any palate that after her palate surgery she will advance more easily. Just be patient and keep talking to him.

Capri - posted on 05/04/2009

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My son is three and still has very few consonants. He has been in speech since he was 16 months old. I highly reccommend speech thereapy immediately following palate repair.

Vida - posted on 05/03/2009

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How old is your son? This is a very common problem with cleft-affected children, and speech therapy is always necessary. My daughter began speech therapy at around age 1, and not being able to pronounce consonants was a huge thing for her. With ST, it will be rectified.

Always speak to your son looking directly at him so that he can see the way your mouth looks when forming words/sounds.

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