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Old 11-26-2013, 08:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS just turned 5. Technically he is homeschooling for preschool. His stuttering problem has been getting worse and I would like to get him in speech therapy. DH said that he stuttered until 1st grade. I asked him if he ever had speech therapy. He said no. But then he proceeds to tell me he did go off on his own 2x a week to play games with a different teacher ..yada yada. I'm like "that was speech and therapy". Apparently he didn't even know he got therapy.

Anyway...how do I get DS in therapy? Could he get it through the school he would go to? Would it be a problem that he is still technically a preschool age? Who would I contact?

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I think this is the sort of thing that will depend on what country and province/state you're in. Is he preschool aged? And will he be going to school after this year? I know how this would play out where I live (where he's KG age by our cutoff) but I doubt you're where I am.

 

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My son is 13 yrs old and has been in speech since age 20 months. At first, he received speech services at our house, through the county. When he was three, he received services at his preschool. Then he received services at his public school. He is homeschooled now, but still receives services at his old school. Speech services are free for all qualifying children until age 18 where we live. I would start with the local preschool and find out how you can get an evaluation and where you would have to go.
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We live in Indiana. And no, he won't be going to school next year. He is preschool age now, since he just turned 5 this month. We plan on continuing to homeschooling him next year as well.
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He is preschool age now, since he just turned 5 this month. 

 

Yeah, I get that he just turned 5, but where I live the cutoff is the end of December, so in places like mine he'd be considered school-age. Thanks for confirming. I agree with starting with inquiries via a local preschool, or if there's an early intervention program near you, that would be another good place to enquire.

 

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In Wisconsin, one has the legal right to call the elementary school that is in their 'zone" or close to their home and request services.  My 4 year old is in speech now and is not school age until next year because his birthday is after Sept. 1st.

    To get him (and 3 siblings) speech I called our local elementary school and spoke with the principal who got us rolling :)


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