All About Speech Therapy

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Post by DesertWind » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:54 am

24hr-mum wrote: she will not anyhow diagnose just to earn ur $.
eg i brought my #2 to see her and she's right in her diagnose that he needs. for #3, i brought her to see and she was right that #3 doesnt need. ask for michelle. tho she is more ex cos more senior and the director but worth it


OK, thank you very much for the info., 24hr-mum!
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Post by Jennifer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:38 am

24hr-mum wrote:michelle was the only 1 who pointed out that pooling of saliva in the mouth was an issue - some sensory problem in my #2 whc i didnt know


My brother's coming to 2 yo son still cant talk. I noticed he drools a lot too. How does the speech therapist help for such children?

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Post by 24hr-mum » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:49 pm

for leapfrog, they have other therapists includg one filippino. i hvnt tried but i personally still prefer michelle tham. u know service is a very personal and discretionary thing. u can trust her judgement

my #2 (boy) cant pronounce many sounds eg f, v, h, s, j when he was 2 yr 9 mths. his sch n many pple say he was still young, that's why but i just knew there is something wrong.
eg he will say "old and" instead of "hold hand", he wil pronounce 'fire' as 'pire', he cant say words like spaghetti, spectacles, scissors etc. (my #1 had no problem and my #3 who is now 3.5yrs on hindsight also didnt hv such problems)

i first went to mt a, the ST said he had short tongue, that's why. nvr mention other issues. but mt a cant gv me a fixed schedule.

i went kkh, the ST doesnt seem experienced. told me prob very mild, jus some articulation issues.

but michelle was the only one who noticed that my boy has pockets of saliva in his mouth when he talks. she said its due to sensory issues eg the senses not so gd,

she askd me buy some tools for my boy to chew on it to improve jaw strength, a spiral straw to make him blow bubbles to improve jaw strength.
as for the saliva, dip cotton bud in cool and hot water alternate, scrap the inside of the cheeks 10times cold and then hot. (its already 3-4yrs ago). i did all her homewk religiously a few times a day

the whole thing took 9 mths and he was discharged. today at 6 he speaks normally. u may sense he cant speak super crisp clear like DJs but certainly sounds normal

her ctr sees autism kids too and babies as young as 18mths old wif speech delays. easier to correct when they are young.

must bk her for assessment first, around 180 last time. therapy was 135 an hr.

but she is still affordable. i had asked those angmoh n orchard rd type, can be 200-500 or more an hr. crazy

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Post by 24hr-mum » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:53 pm

Jennifer wrote:
24hr-mum wrote:michelle was the only 1 who pointed out that pooling of saliva in the mouth was an issue - some sensory problem in my #2 whc i didnt know


My brother's coming to 2 yo son still cant talk. I noticed he drools a lot too. How does the speech therapist help for such children?


the drooling can be a sign of lack of sensory awareness
this sensory thing can be linkd to other aspects. my boy not hv only speech delay, when he was young he likes to brush his face against the wall, touch this n that, was worried whr he will be autistic but apart from this he is normal. last yr tests show he is not adhd or autistic but he just cant sit still. when he was 4, he cant write either. cant even hold a pen. went brainfit studio and improved a lot. now he can draw very well too.

boys seem to hv more prob than girls.

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Post by 24hr-mum » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:54 pm

Jennifer wrote:
24hr-mum wrote:michelle was the only 1 who pointed out that pooling of saliva in the mouth was an issue - some sensory problem in my #2 whc i didnt know


My brother's coming to 2 yo son still cant talk. I noticed he drools a lot too. How does the speech therapist help for such children?


got to find out at 2, why cant talk? due to lack of stimulation becos no one reads to him, talk to him, or becos of some inherent problem. or maybe no interaction at hm?


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Post by ppnqq » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:29 pm

Hi 24hr-mum, mind sharing how much does Michelle charge and how does she charge? TIA.

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Post by musette » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:48 pm

Hi,

I'm watching this topic closely because my 20-month old ds2 is still not talking. He only says a few words like ma-ma, da-da, yay, eh, oh, um.

Getting quite worried because by this age, my two older kids were already talking very well.

However, he understands very well what we are saying and can follow instructions. Also no drooling and can eat different types of food very well.

24-hr mum, at what age did your #3 start talking, without therapy?

Thanks.

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Post by 24hr-mum » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:48 pm

my rate was 4 yrs ago. at that time, $100 an hr for therapy. i know they had increased to 120 two yrs ago. now i duno. for assessmment it was $180 one time.

my #3 can talk in sentences ard 2 or 2 plus, cant really remember. but she speaks much better than #1 cos my maid talks to her a lot
my #1 speak in sentences ard 2.5 yrs old.

20mth too young, can still wait. but try to talk to the child more.
if by 2.5yr still cant really talk, can go for assessment, my # 2 (boy) also cant really speak in sentences when he was 2 yr 9 mth.
by 3 they shd be speaking well for most kids.

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Post by Jennifer » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:44 pm

24hr-mum wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
24hr-mum wrote:michelle was the only 1 who pointed out that pooling of saliva in the mouth was an issue - some sensory problem in my #2 whc i didnt know


My brother's coming to 2 yo son still cant talk. I noticed he drools a lot too. How does the speech therapist help for such children?


got to find out at 2, why cant talk? due to lack of stimulation becos no one reads to him, talk to him, or becos of some inherent problem. or maybe no interaction at hm?


My bro is living with his in-laws (a big family). Shld not be no stimulation. The child understands what the adults tell him, he just wld not respond via speech.

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Post by gerberadaisy » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:39 pm

Hi 24 hr-mum

May I know what is this 'brainfit studio' you mentioned? What do they specialise in and how did it help your child?

Many thanks!

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