Speech Therapy.. Tips?

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Speech Therapy.. Tips?
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:29pm

Unrelated to my 7th grader, But my 3rd grader has had speech articulation issues since he started school, He is 9 now and he's in the third grade.

 

 

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 4:54pm
My 2nd grader got speech services for a few months in late 2011. She's an English Language Learner and was having a hard time with the "r" sound, which would also affect the way she would write words. She would say and write "wold" instead "world."

The speech therapist worked with her for just a few months and came up with ways to help her understand how to form the proper sounds - stuff I would never know - plus she sent home activities that we can do together at home. She still reverts to this "lazy r" sound, but we're supposed to stop her, say it together, and move on. It takes practice!
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 5:25am
Thanks.

 

 

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:53pm

He is not getting speech therapy through school?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 5:23pm
I've requested he get evaluated a couple of different times and I know the speech therapist is already pretty full with students she is already assigned.... I don't want to accelerate this just yet but I would love some tips on what I can do at home.

 

 

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 2:26pm
My son had issues with "th". The therapist had him put his tongue between his teeth at first. Get an easy dictionary and practice words with initial "th" sounds. Then go to middle or ending. After he gets those pretty well, then move the tongue back some so it is not sticking out. This is very close to "s" so be sure he is not saying "s".

If you just want some lists of words or such, you can also call and ask for a meeting with the therapist. She/he should be able to copy and give you stuff for him to work on at home. Tell her/him that is what you would rather do than to have your child miss school time, and they will probably be happy to do so.
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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 4:36pm
Awesome, Thank You!

 

 

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 6:58am

DS was in speech from kindy through part of 2nd grade. He was born with a cleft so we always knew speech was probably going to be an issue. He was ok until 4 and he developed nasal speech. Its the defect his palate didn't function properly. In his case it could only be corrected by surgery which we finally did in the first grade but speech path at school picked up him to keep him on her radar. The surgery fixed most of the problem she worked with him on the rest. Now our school approaches things different. More then half his kindy class saw speech path at one point or another in kindy and first grade some to work on normal childhood speech issues others are ESL or come from homes that while they learned english others in the house don't speek it and she works on correcting issues that can arise from that. We are a highly diverse community and actually had a whole kindy class of ESL kids. They also take a team teacher approach so speech path actually teaches phonics in the younger grades. For this reason Liam was dropped in 2nd grade she felt his issues were minor enough she would work with him there because he does get pulled from class so much. Now his cleft team not too happy with this but learning its very hard to get a service reinstated especially when the speech path feels he is fine. Now should add speech path on cleft time very pleased and he tested at 1% below normal speech, its the surgeon that did the surgery that feels he'd like better but learned long ago its a dr perfection thing so we are fine with his speech, but like I said its hard to get them back in and it gets harder sometimes in some districts to get the services after certain ages.So you might find that at school. But many people don't realize their insurance may cover private speech. Yah its easy and convient and cheaper to do it at school but its also time pulled from class and also that can cause attention. Just something to think of...

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 11:45am
Thanks, And I had forgotten about your DS cleft issue.. I was working with my DS last night with some of the advice I had gotten from the other posters and when I asked Daniel to say THursday I had forgotten that he was still missing his top two teeth (he had recent surgery up there), I don't know if that contributes to some of this delay but I don't think he would qualify for services as this speech problem doesn't affect his school work too........ Thanks.

 

 

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 1:18pm

No they do not relate speech articulation issues to whether it effects their school work.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief