My son was diagnosed with moderate speech and comprehension delay. He will be attending speech therapy every week. Do you have experience with taking your child to speech therapy, and at the end, did your child catch up with their speech? Are you still taking your child, if so, is it helping? Just looking for a discussion regarding the topic.

  • Margaret
    Apr 21, 2018

    My son was first diagnosed with speech delay along with other delays and one of the first therapies we got was speech. Very quickly we started seeing improvement. With his other early intervention services we have seen him blossom and his speech improve. It’s been a little over a year now and he’s turning 4 in July. He’s not yet at the level of his peers but he is miles ahead of where he was when he started.

  • Natscat
    Apr 21, 2018

    Our son had speech and it helped him a lot!

  • Lindsey
    Apr 21, 2018

    My daughter has been in speech for over a year and it has helped so much. She is still in it not sure how much longer she will need it though.

  • LillyMarie
    Apr 21, 2018

    Hi Karla! I have seen the wonders that speech therapy and early intervention does for kids. I am a kindergarten teacher for a special education program and even with other developmental delays and disorders, my students who participate in speech therapy at school and outside of school thrive with the right support. If our little one’s diagnosis was only regarding speech, with your support and the help of speech therapy there’s no reason he won’t do wonderfully. Best of luck! 💙

  • Irv
    Apr 21, 2018

    It’s great you’ve discovered early, I wish we had started earlier, our child is heading to kindergarten this fall and she’s had speech for a little over a year. She’s definitely behind in comprehension but we’ve come a long way so far. The IEP process with San Francisco can take a lot of time, so start that process and you can access some great services and wonderful people in SF supporting children with speech challenges

  • Progressive Dental -Dr. Matthew McReynolds
    Apr 21, 2018

    Our oldest went through that and the teacher discovered she wasn’t hearing that well. Ent recommended her tonsils and adenoids come out (snoring and ear infections). After that surgery she was a different kid.

  • Michelle
    Apr 21, 2018

    Yes! My son also went through this about 6 months ago (he just turned 3) and a speech therapist came to our house bi-weekly. Following that routine for about 4 months, he just started at a developmental preschool (free through the school district, regardless of income as long as your kid qualifies!). It has done him a world of good! I can’t believe how much he talks and sings now, and he genuinely seems happier because he can express himself. I highly recommend pursuing it if it’s an option for your family!!!

  • Rachel
    Apr 21, 2018

    My son was diagnosed with this in K4. He is at the end of kindergarten now. He is thriving, talks, and reads like his peers or better❤️

  • Melissa
    Apr 21, 2018

    Mine just turned 4 in March he’s finally talking to where other people can understand him now. He had speech also. Make sure they do hearing test to double check and be sure. Also ENT to check his ears might have fluid in there. That was the case for my other son.

  • Wanda
    Apr 22, 2018

    The earlier you enroll them the better and easier. You want to correct their speech errors before they get too ingrained.

  • Karla
    Apr 22, 2018

    Thank you everyone for sharing. I really appreciate your advice and your comments.

  • Pamela
    Apr 22, 2018

    A good speech therapist will do wonders and if mild you’ll be caught up in no time. Our speech therapist babysat so she’d work on it for free then!

  • Belinda
    Apr 22, 2018

    I had problems with speech growing up.i did catch up with my speech with the help of my parents.encourage your child and help your child at home can ask for things to do at home in between lessons

  • Becky
    Apr 23, 2018

    This thread is so helpful! Thank you all! My 2 1/2 year old is doing his assessment for early intervention and speech!

  • Dreama
    Apr 25, 2018

    My son at the age of 2 was diagnosed with speech delay. I took him to speech twice a week and it helped. Out here in AZ I also got him tested thru our school district (completely free) and they also had him under the same thing. He attends preschool thru the state that helps with his needs. He also has behavioral issues as well. We put ares in school in late November and let me tell you, he is now talking so much more it’s amazing! His teacher is really amazing at what she does for her students. Depending on how old your son is I would HIGHLY recommend also testing him in your school district. If they have a program like that.

  • Karla
    Apr 27, 2018

    Thank you for the tip Dreama!

  • Jesika
    May 26, 2018

    I apologize now for the book! Our 2 year old has been in speech therapy for over a year now. 2 sessions a week. He has been diagnosed with autism and an expressive speech delay. He had hearing issues as an infant and had bilateral ear tubes placed at 14 months. He immediately started saying 5 words within 2 weeks. He was already in OT for motor delays. After he turned 15 months he severely regressed and became non verbal. I will say that whatever pathologist you use please make sure you can sit in or observe the sessions. We initially started out at a place we were referred to by our pediatrician and in the 9 months he was there he made zero progress. She even recommended we not utilize our states early intervention program!! I had another in home therapist go in and observe because I was having some concerns and after she told me how it went I immediately pulled him from that speech therapy and enrolled him in another. In three short months he does tons of animal sounds. He says bye and go. He went from signing “more” to signing love, thank you, please, help, eat, and drink in those 3 short months. He is starting to say colors and mimic sounds. He has a long way to go as he has a lot of issues but having a therapist who does well with your child and allows you to observe so you can carry it over at home. I was heartbroken that we kind of “wasted” 9 months with a therapist who wasn’t providing what we needed. Being my first child with special needs I really had no clue what to do or expect. She was claiming he was “doing” all these things yet I never saw or heard it for myself. When I questioned her about things she seemed aggravated and cornered. Trust me find a good fit and it will work wonders. We have 5 different therapies and 8 sessions a week of varying length. Good luck to you!