Seeing speech pathologist--what to expect... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 02-17-2012, 07:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
japonica's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Canada-->Australia
Posts: 979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Our DS will be 4 years old in April. As far as we know, he doesn't have any other issues besides the speech one. He did reach many of his milestones late, on the outside edge of what the doctor wanted to see, but he didn't seem overly concerned.

 

He started with a slight stammer/stutter at just before 3.5 years old (about six months ago). We weren't too worried about it at that point. My SIL is a social worker in the public school system and said that many kids develop something similar and then grow out of it (including her own daughter), so we left it.

 

In the past two months, it's gotten worse so that he has difficulty being understood by people outside of the family, and occasionally by us as well. He stammers entire words (not syllables) so he could be saying, "I went to the shelf and got a a a a a a a a a...red book." It's usually words like "a, the, my" and the like that trip him up. I can see that it's frustrating for him. He gets angry and upset that others are not understanding what he's saying. He'll often generate a dozen of the same word. He's just started Kindy (Aussie preschool). We decided not to wait for the school evaluation (all Aussie schools do a 4 year old health evaluation as part of protocol) but to call a pediatric speech pathologist on our own and set up a consult.

 

I just wanted to ask others who have been down this road, what questions should we be asking her? What do we expect? Does anyone else have experience with LOs who had this type of speech concern and how did things turn out?


Mother to DD#1  s/b @40w 2003 for unknown reasons; DD#2   9.5 years old; DS  6 years old 
  Why are daughters protected but not sons?
 
 
 
  
japonica is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off