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Subject: Language Therapy
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 10:33 PM ET
Member Since: 5/28/2007
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By chance are there any speech/language therapists on this board?

My seven year old son has been evaluated and language therapy has been recommended.  However, we cannot afford private sessions and his composite test score placed him too high for our public school to offer services.

We would be extremely appreciative of any advice or direction.

Date Posted: 8/25/2008 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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I've been through the speech articulation rounds a few times.  I know less about language(although presumably talking to him and getting him to talk in peer groups--like with friends, at the playground is helpful).  Here's a site for articulation exercises(just in case that's what you need).   http://www.speechtx.com/articulation.htm Even if he doesn't  qualify for services, I'd contact the speech therapist for the school, and ask about things you can do to help him.  Most of them want to help(not all, we've had very good and very bad speech therapists--but the majority cared about the kids).

Date Posted: 8/31/2008 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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I am a public school SLP. In my state, guidelines have changed and test scores are no longer the only qualifiers.  Also, if you qualify form medicaid, you may be able to  get speech & language therapy costs covered.   P.M. me and maybe I can offer some suggestions.