speech therapy materialsHere is Nathan’s speech therapy materials or routines. Every day Nathan goes to school for 3 hours. Last year he had 10 speech therapy classes. Each class lasted about 30 minutes.

This year they changed it to 15 classes for 20 minutes because Nathan can’t sit still for that long. I think that is a pretty good idea, but I do wish they would give him even more speech classes. This year he also has music therapy since when they evaluated him he seems responsive more to music.

What kind of things do they teach him in school? Of course they teach him how to talk. They also potty train him and with me reinforcing the routines, now he is able to go to the potty by himself. I also try to teach him with words.  We are using visual pictures to teach him how to ask for things. He’s doing a good job on picking the choices. I repeat the words to him about 3 times. At school the teacher also teaches him how to brush his teeth and wash his hands.

I also got him speech therapy books and dvds. Nathan loves the speech therapy dvd called “Baby Babble”. It costs under $20. This dvd is created by Speech Therapists. He learned a lot from this dvd. He even can repeat many words and sounds with this dvd. He’s been sitting very still until the dvd ends. He’s cracking up with laughter whenever he watches it, even my oldest son loves it too even though he has no problem with speaking.

I highly recommend getting this baby babble dvd for your baby. But first try to look to see if the public library in your area has it. If not you can buy the speech therapy dvd from Amazon. It has over 200 reviews. It is very important to have enough speech therapy materials for your toddler to practice or work on.

 

I just wanted to say I hope the speech therapy for toddlers site gives you some ideas on what to do if you have a baby who can’t talk or speak. Now without any delay, I will talk about my son’s speech progress.

Before Nathan started PPCD, he didn’t know many words. I sat there with him for 3 hours trying to teach him how to speak a word but he refused to even repeat the words after me. All he did was cry and get mad at me. I felt very frustrated at that time. Even after he started PPCD for about half a year he seemed not to show much of a difference. Whenever he got home, he always got sad faces on the piece of paper I had to sign everyday.  His teacher also wrote bad comments about him on his behavior what he did that day.

I have started to see him make big improvements with his speech and behavior after a few more months of giving him kids supplements I wasn’t sure if the supplements were helping him so I stopped giving him supplements for about 2 weeks and he was lazy to go to potty. He just went in his diapers or pull ups.  So I gave him his supplements again and he went back to making improvements.

Now Nathan can say many words, such as mommy, daddy, grandma, apple, his own name. He can count 1 to 10, knows his colors. He can even say “I want cookies please” “thank you“. Not only that, he can also ask for many things like juice, milk, cereal, grapes, go to potty, etc. The best part is he knows when to go to potty with number 1 and 2.

I don’t give him any pull ups anymore during the days but only at night time. He can understand many things when I talk to him. He’s even willing to learn from me when I try to teach him. He won’t throw a fit or get mad at me now. He receives a lot of happy faces through the 4th six weeks. Here is the teacher’s comments from his report card. I wrote it exactly word for word.

1st six week comments: I’ve seen a big change in Nathan since last year. He is really maturing- he handles distractions better + having to wait. He is using the toilet mostly on his own.

2nd six weeks: Nathan has been making great progress in speech and academics.
We have some compliance problems when Nathan gets his mind set on doing something else. We’ll continue to work on his behavior.

 

3rd six weeks: Nathan is making great progress in all areas.

4th six weeks: Nathan has really matured this year. It’s exciting to see his progress. Some days he is more focused than others.

 

I think probably I forgot to give him supplements on those days when I was in a hurry to get him ready to go to school. I am so happy that he’s making big improvements. I just feel so happy to hear him say or learn a new word. It’s just music to my ears with a lot of joy. You would definitely know how I feel when you have a toddler late talker.

If you suspect your baby doesn’t know how to talk or communicate, you need to get help as early as possible such as speech therapists. That increases the chance of getting better. Don’t wait until he’s almost 3 years old to get help. Actually, I was listening to my friend and his doctor said he is not ready to talk yet and he will talk soon. Don’t worry about it. That’s the biggest mistake you can make for your kid.

My older sister had the same case as me. Her son didn’t know how to talk too, but she was getting help for him when he was 1 and half years old. The government sent some speech therapists to her house every day for 30 minutes to teach him how to talk. My sister didn’t even have to pay for the speech therapist.

Now my nephew is in 6th grade and in his report card he’s getting As and Bs.  He doesn’t need a speech therapist anymore. He speaks fluently in English and Cantonese. The coach has even asked him to teach his classmates how to swim because he won a medal for first place in swimming competition.

There is a program for infants. All you need to do is get someone to evaluate your baby to see if he qualifies for the programs. If they determine he is delayed in language development, he or she most likely will qualify. You might not need to pay anything. All you have to do is try to get some speech therapists.

Speech Therapy For Toddlers Journal

Hi, welcome to speech therapy for toddlers. This site is dedicated to my son Nathan. Nathan is currently 4 years old, soon he will be 5 years old in July. Yeah, I am writing a journal about my son’s speech progress. So far he is making progress through this special program with some supplement help. I will also write how Nathan’s speech progress is going along. If you have toddler late talker who is in same situation as me then this might also help you.

Let’s talk a little bit of history about Nathan. Nathan started to walk when he was 1 years old. That’s considered normal. Most babies start to walk around that time. Some start to walk earlier. But when he was 2 years old, he still didn’t know how to talk. We were getting worried. So we find out more information to get him into speech therapy programs like PPCD. We brought him to an elementary school around here and had a 1 hour meeting with them. Actually, we talked about Nathan for 30 minutes and the other 30 minutes they were just monitoring or evaluating him. At the end of the meeting, they did determine that he has delayed speech.

They were letting him start school on September 2008 for 3 hours every Monday through Friday.  He’s not only delayed in speech, but he is also too hyper. He wouldn’t be still for 30 seconds. Most of the time he’s running around the house and getting into things. He’s also helping me to lose weight by chasing after him non stop. He’s very tiring, but we love him very much.

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