Speech in school - FamilyEducation
Speech in school
05/01/2009 at 18:30 PM

My daughter is in speech has been for 5 yrs i started her way early in school and made a choice to have her repeat 3rd grade this past year she is doing great now but they still keep her in speech i have noticed that several children that are her friends had beem exited all ready when i ask why she is still in they say it isnt for sounds it is just for verbal which i dont understand because those same children talk the same as my daughter im trying to decide if i should force them to take my child out also because here we are at the end of another year and they have said not a word about exiting my daughter ,her best friend has been out a year and she talks less than my child could it be that my daughter is on medicaid and they recieve money ? also at my last meeting i noticed that her speech teacher is very hard to understand due to some speech trouble her self ,my daughter and several parents have said the same .im starting to think my daughter will be in speech forever i have 4 other children who had speech but only for 2 yrs each i know every child is not the same i have heard this everytime i bring up how long she has been in speech .but when is it time to say enough is enough ?

it could be that she is just not ready to be out of speech but with all you say i dont understand why she would still be in i have a son who is in speech now i can see how havin a speech teacher might make it hard for her to learn what they are trying to teach her but like you said it sounds like to me you might want someone outside the school to test her to make sure as for the money im not sure but i do think they get some kind of money for her doing speech i would tell them you want to take her out and then check outside of the school for her help if needed i think parents know when things are just not right and if you feel this way then remove her from the speech at school best of luck with it

i agree take her out i feel like so many schools use children to get money or just to fill jobs i don't blame you for being tired of it and it does sound a little off that other children have been taken out of speech i would take her out then if you feel like she might need it get help out of school i do know that if you tell them you want her out they can not keep her in speech my daughter is in 4th she did speech for a little over 2 yrs she does have some sounds that i remind her about but they said she was done .so remove her and move on she will be fine with the medicaid thingy im not a hundred percent on this but i think they do get some kinds of funding

I wld get your daughter tested outside of school by a private speech therapist. See what this therapist says. If the therapist feels your daughter still needs speech, try private speech sessions. If the therapist says your daughter is fine, discontinue speech altogether. I wldn't continue speech in school, whatever the case, especially if the school therapist is hard to understand. If you do stop therapy altogether, though, and you see your child is falling behind, consider a re-eval to see if speech may be needed after all. Good luck.