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YouHaveToBelieve
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Speech Therapy Question

My twins who are 2 have qualified for speech. We started the sessions last week at our home. The therapist comes 2x aw week for 45 mins each child.
Was just curious what your speech therapist did with your children so I know this women is doing the right things and is good. The kids seem to really like her. Also how long did it take for you to see some progress?

Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!

Posted 4/9/13 1:13 PM
 
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Dee0522
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Re: Speech Therapy Question

DS' speech therapist also comes 2x a week for 45-min sessions. She brings a bag of toys, puzzles, books, etc. and she'll take one thing out at a time for DS to focus on (sometimes she uses his own toys). As they play with each item, she repeats words over and over that relate to it. If it's a puzzle, she'll keep saying "in, out, in, out" while he puts the pieces in. Also, since she does PROMPT therapy with him, she will try to shape his mouth into the different sounds. If they're playing with something that rolls or bounces, she'll repeat words like that "roll, bounce, throw, catch". Always one word at a time. I can't speak for how all sessions go, but my DS has a pretty significant delay (he's 2.5 and only says "mama"...) so she really concentrates on one-word actions.

She does let him take the lead usually... whatever item he gravitates to, she'll follow him and work with it. We had another therapist initially who insisted on having him sit still in the same spot and focus on the toy SHE wanted him to play with, and that just didn't work out very well. She just had a completely different method and we ended up asking for a new therapist because it was only making DS frustrated and uncooperative when she tried to force him to play with certain things.

For us, having the therapist follow DS' lead works MUCH better for everyone.

Good luck!

Posted 4/9/13 3:52 PM
 

YouHaveToBelieve
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Re: Speech Therapy Question

Thank you so much for your reply! Thus seems to be what our therapist is doing as well. It's only been a week so I have no idea what to expect. I'm excited for them!

Posted 4/9/13 6:23 PM
 

nov04libride
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Re: Speech Therapy Question

Same as above--mostly play therapy, with some books. If they suspect Apraxia, they may do PROMPT (touching face to form words). if they enjoy it, consider it a success.

My son had speech for 1.5 years (at age 3) before we saw a great deal of progress. Hard to say whether it was due to maturation or the therapy, but it can't hurt. Chat Icon Don't expect overnight success--I would say a minimum of 6 months before measurable increases.

Posted 4/9/13 9:21 PM
 

YouHaveToBelieve
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Re: Speech Therapy Question

Thanks for your reply!

Posted 4/9/13 9:34 PM
 
 

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