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How often does your child get speech at school?


 
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briarsmom
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PostPosted: February 24 2007, 12:26 PM    Post subject:
How often does your child get speech at school?
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My child gets OT PT and Speech. My concern is more about speech. Briar is 5 and gets speech 30min 2 times a week. In preschool he got it 2 hours a week.

Also does anyone use speech therapist that do not work and the school. I know when Briar started school that they insisted that we use the therapist at the school. The problem is that the special ed (LEA) person will only talk to the speech lady about Briar's progress. Not the teacher or the aide or even me.

Thanks for the input.

Lori

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PostPosted: February 24 2007, 1:31 PM    Post subject:
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Kayla just started preschool and she only gets speech 3 times per week for 30 minutes each. All her therapies are done in the classroom. I think she gets more "therapy" from being around other kids. She's always been very resistant to one on one with her therapists.

We have to use the speech therapist provided by the preschool because the school district is paying for the preschool. If we had privately tuitioned into the school, we could have used our own therapists (although out here in the sticks it's pretty slim pickings when it comes to therapists).

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PostPosted: February 24 2007, 5:50 PM    Post subject:
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Angela gets 20 minutes 3 times per week. This has been since she as in Kindergarten.

I don't get the thing about the special ed person not talking to you about speech. The only thing I can think of is that because she is not a SLP, she doesn't not want to answer something incorrectly. So if you have a speech question you'd have to talk to the ST. I'm sorry, that's the only thing I can think of.

If I have a speech question and ask Angela's special ed teacher, she will only answer in very general terms. Anything else she'll say, 'Ohhhhh I don't know...you'll have to ask the ST about that. I can ask her for you and get back to you if you want." But I just end up asking myself so nothing is lost in the translation. KWIM?

Oh, you cannot bring an outside staff person into the school to work with your child because of very significant liability issues. Everything from what happens if that outside person gets hurt in their building, to what if that outside person hurt you child while under their roof?

BUT...if you wanted to do private ST in ADDITION to what school offers and want to take him outside of school time, you sure can do that.

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PostPosted: February 24 2007, 6:33 PM    Post subject:
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Dylan is in his first year of preschool and receives 30 minutes of speech 4 times a week.

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PostPosted: February 24 2007, 8:40 PM    Post subject:
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Well Kallie gets 90 minutes per week of speech and language. I think it's more than enough for her but every kid is different.

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PostPosted: February 25 2007, 7:07 PM    Post subject:
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Henry's 4 1/2 years old. Gets group in public school twice a week, 30 minutes each, gets individualized in public school once a week for thirty minutes and at a private facility (authorized by pediatrician) once a week for thirty minutes.
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PostPosted: February 25 2007, 7:26 PM    Post subject:
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Shocked Shocked Shocked OMG, I can't believe how much speech everyone is getting!! Aleena is getting 45 minutes of speech ONCE a week. Aleena's previous therapists thought that was good. But after reading how much your kids are getting, I'm wondering if I should ask for more! Shocked Shocked Shocked

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PostPosted: February 25 2007, 10:00 PM    Post subject:
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Marlene, Nolan is only getting 45min, once per week also. That is what is approved from the 3-5 program.
However, we do outside ST for 1 hour per week and the 0-3 program owes him make ups for 42 weeks, 1 hour each! Long story! So total Nolan will have 2 hours and 45 minutes. But if we didn't do outside services or were owed make ups he would only be getting 45min.

I don't think there is a big difference in the time allotted, rather the amount of times. Just from what I have seen. (30 min 2 times per week vs 45 min 1 time per week)

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PostPosted: February 25 2007, 10:49 PM    Post subject:
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We get two 45 minute sessions a week, although we have them at home, through our school district rather than at nursery school.

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PostPosted: March 11 2007, 11:05 AM    Post subject:
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my son used to get 90 mins per week. in retrospect, i would have cut it down to nothing and just used private therapy. speech is VERY important, don't get me wrong. in fact, my son is extremely delayed in that area. but, he needs CONSTANT supervision in speech. i would have written in his iep that he gets guidance and help ALL the time, if that's even possible, not just during these sessions. it doesn't help that his enunciation is good during therapy time, but it's soon forgotten afterwards. where is the consistency in that?

plus, he gets pulled out when the therapist is available, not when it's best for him. he loves his 'inclusion' time, but sometimes that's when he gets pulled out.

also, at one point, he got a really bad st. she used to give us "GOOD" reports all the time, like he can say this and can say that.... we knew darn well, it was not the truth. she was saying things she thought parents would like to hear, plus she wanted to make herself look good, you know. we were afraid to cut down his therapy time, so we just went along with it. it did not break any iep 'rules', and cutting down might mean less time next year....

i'm sorry, i can't really advise you. i can only let you know what i've learned from our experience.

all the best to you. i know this is tough. you always hear about parents fighting for MORE st time.
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