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Speech Therapy? 1 yr old Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
23rd Mar '11

So my daughter is having to go to speech therapy starting soon (just waiting on insurance to refer) but I am wondering what all they will do? and just what to expect. thanks

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
23rd Mar '11

speech therapy for a 1 year old?
Why?

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Chymburliegh:" speech therapy for a 1 year old? Why?"


That's what I'm wondering also. K has had a home visitor since he was 1 that comes once a month just to monitor for his speech but she isn't willing to put him in therapy until at least 2.

..Faith.Hope.Love.. Due July 1; 34 kids; Medford, Oregon 8 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Burgandys Mommy.:" So my daughter is having to go to speech therapy starting soon (just waiting on insurance to refer) but I am wondering what all they will do? and just what to expect. thanks"


I haven't heard of it stating that soon. Why would you need it that early?



my DD started when she was 4. Probably totally different considering their ages. She did an hour long test to see where she was at on various things and now they just work on her in the areas she needs it...mainly ending sounds.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
23rd Mar '11

My son started speech therapy after his first birthday. They just use toys and games to try to get the children to communicate more. It's fun for them.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Chymburliegh:" speech therapy for a 1 year old? Why?"


she has yet to say any words. They just want to get a head start. They said if she was saying one or two words then they wouldnt worry for a while, but she is 15 months and doesnt say mama or dada.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Burgandys Mommy.:" she has yet to say any words. They just want to get a head start. They said if she was saying one or two words then they wouldnt worry for a while, but she is 15 months and doesnt say mama or dada."


My son was the same. He has autism but he also had fluid in his ears from repeated infections. Have they checked her hearing?

♥ Mama Jo ♥ 3 kids; New Jersey 16615 posts
23rd Mar '11

My son was in speech therapy from 16-24 months, best thing ever! His therapist worked on his oral motor skills and played games prompting verbal motions and sounds. For example, blowing bubbles to round lips. A lot of verbal exaggeration for sounds and some stimulation to cue lip movement

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Burgandys Mommy.:" she has yet to say any words. They just want to get a head start. They said if she was saying one or two words then they wouldnt worry for a while, but she is 15 months and doesnt say mama or dada."


My nephew didn't say a word until she was 3. He is almost 4 now and talks just like any other 4 year old.

♥K + G Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Dildo, 33084 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting 1234567:" My son was the same. He has autism but he also had fluid in his ears from repeated infections. Have they checked her hearing?"


:!::!::!: First thing we had to do was get a hearing test done.

Rachael Wil-hite Due August 17; 2 kids; North Carolina 198 posts
23rd Mar '11

My 2 1/2 year old is in feeding/speech therapy for G tube dependence and my oldest did speech therapy at 3 1/2. Just out of curiosity why do they feel she needs therapy at a year old? Usually most kids aren't talking well at that age if even at all? Is it a speech therapy or speech therapy for some other issue such as eating, muscle tone etc? Basically what they do with the younger age kids is teach you techniques to strengthen their mouths, they have all kinds of toys and tools that stimulate their mouths, special cups, spoons, straws. They will show you what to do, and you enforce it at home. Therapy is a very involved process, and takes A LOT of time and is sometimes difficult for the kids... so make sure you think she is ready and truly needs it at such a young age. But it will just depend what her actual issue is. If it is strictly for speech, I think I would probably tell my doctor he is crazy at 1.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting 1234567:" My son was the same. He has autism but he also had fluid in his ears from repeated infections. Have they checked her hearing?"


they havent since she was born. She understands commands, and babbles in her own language but no words.

Bee's Mama 51 kids; Jacksonville, North Carolina 4272 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting ♥ Mama Jo ♥:" My son was in speech therapy from 16-24 months, best thing ever! His therapist worked on his oral motor ... [snip!] ... For example, blowing bubbles to round lips. A lot of verbal exaggeration for sounds and some stimulation to cue lip movement"


do you get to be with them? or have to leave them alone?

..Faith.Hope.Love.. Due July 1; 34 kids; Medford, Oregon 8 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Burgandys Mommy.:" do you get to be with them? or have to leave them alone?"


With mine I am not there..because its distracting they say.

1234567 1 child; Wisconsin 1963 posts
23rd Mar '11
Quoting Burgandys Mommy.:" do you get to be with them? or have to leave them alone?"


I was always with my son. I have a couple videos, would you like me to post them?