Posted in Child's Health, Milestones & Development, Toddlers

Speech Therapy for 2 1/2 yr old

My daughter will be 2 1/2 at the end of February. She has been in speech therapy for about 2 months now, her therapist has said she has been making progress but I personally haven't seen a dramatic change. She also suggested she get evaluated to possibly start Occupational therapy on top of her speech. (I know things can take time) My question is to whomever can set my mind at ease. When should I start to see a change? When did you? How long did it take and was it all of a sudden? I have no clue what I'm even expecting at this point because she hardly speaks at all ... Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated

  • Tiana
    Jan 27

    It’s hard to say. Every kid has their own trajectory. Mine got evaluated and began services and made enormous progress within a month. He unfortunately had to keep going to therapy because of the way the funding was secured, so he was stuck in the system for another 5 months, as each contract for speech runs for 6 months at a time. If OT services are offered, take them. It can only help

  • Vonne
    Jan 28

    Every kid is different honestly. If you try to be consistent and implement what they are doing in speech, i think you might see more progress too. Also, praise the child even if they try to communicate! Good luck

  • Kristina
    Jan 28

    Why did she suggested occupational therapy? Did she noticed any other problems besides speach? Ask your ST what can you do at home to help. Ask for worksheets, activities you can do at home to implement what they are doing in therapy.

  • Tracy
    Jan 29

    I implement what i see her ST do at home down to buying everything she uses to use at home. My issue usually is the fact my daughter wont look at me long enough to mimic the word or sound to even try sometimes. ( which is why the OT referral)

  • Vee
    Feb 06

    My son has been in Speech Therapy for about 5 months and I saw him make progress within a couple weeks of him starting out. Every child is different. He's also on the shy side so I know he understands a lot of the words or things we say to him so dad and I try to get him to look at our mouths. Our ST told us to hold the item up to our lips so he can look at our mouth as we pronounce it. If you can, you could try picking up more sessions with the ST if it makes you feel a little better.... Hope this helps!