Did you need speech therapy when you was a child?

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
September 26, 2008 6:41am CST
A colleague of mine who is a chatter box becase her tongue never stops talking (I wonder whether she continues talking in her sleep) revealed to us that she needed to go to speech therapy when she was a child. This was our joke between us for weeks. We could not imagine her out of all people, that she needed speech therapy. Did you need speech therapy when you was a child?
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Heehee. That is funny. I did not need speech therapy as a child, but I was a late talker (I have only recently learned). My husband needed speech therapy but did not receive it as a child. He eventually outgrew his issues. My son receives speech therapy now. He too was a late talker but wanted sooooo badly to speak and communicate that he formed his own 'jargon' language. He is doing quite well in his therapy and I believe will be a better student in school someday because of all he is learning now.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
5 Oct 08
thanks for your feedback
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
5 Oct 08
Thanks for the best response, ronaldinu.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
28 Sep 08
Yea i have seen people who speak more and seem to be a chatter box would have had a speech therapy when they were a child .Actually since the child have this speaking problem parents boost them to speak more and relatives also keep them busy by speaking to them , this certainly let them to become a chatter box , which is sometimes irritating and most of the time we enjoy their jokes.. lol.. well i started speaking with not problem when i was a child and now im very silent type..
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yes, I took speech therapy in elemetary school for a couple of years. I had certain words that I struggled with. For instance glass and grass both sounded the same when I said them. I also had trouble with words beginning with J for some reason. They said it was apparently something to do with me being a premie. I know I also had trouble with my feet as a child because of being a premie too.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
27 Sep 08
OMG Tess, you just helped me remember that I had trouble with the letter J as well. I had a flashback of my mom telling me a story. I was maybe 2 or 3 years old and I told my cousin to hump, when I was really trying to say jump. Apparently everyone (except me) started laughing and I guess I got mad and continued to say hump! Hahaha! I just wanted to see him jump rope! Talk about embarrassing! Good thing I had no idea what they were laughing about back then! LOL I'm pretty sure I had trouble with another letter of the alphabet, but for the life of me I can't recall what it was. Like you, I also had trouble with my feet as well. Though I wasn't a preemie. In fact I was almost 9 lbs at birth!
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
27 Sep 08
LOL Its funny when we think back to it now. But it was sad as a child when I'd try to ask for a "grass" of water. I just couldn't get the glass word to work well and I'd get teased alot.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Hey ronaldinu, yes as a matter of fact I did. And the funny thing is now I'm a chatterbox too! I wonder if that means something! I don't really thing that I needed speech therapy in the first place. I think it was just another mistake that was made to screw me up just a little bit more when I was a child. Apparently, they decided I wasn't pronouncing my "s" and the wanted them to whistle. Well they're not supposed to whistle and they made me talk with the "s" so pronounced that it sounded so stupid. So now I no longer whistle my "s"'s. That really messed me up as a child. But, anyway now I also don't stop talking and my boyfriend is contantly telling me to be quiet, but then again I do the same to him!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
26 Sep 08
Hi Opal26 it seems that it's contagious and that history repeat itself!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 08
I did not but my son did. He has autism.
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
it was not been a problem with me . i had never had a speech therapy. i think onlky few children will require or will need this speech therapy cause not many kicds will experience delay on speech development. luckily i never had experience this problem. but i know some relatives of mine whose child had until now their child still undergoing speech therapy.
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27 Sep 08
Yeh I went to speech therapy as a child too. I think I was about 5ish. I can't remember excatly the reason, although I have a feeling it was to do with pronouncing words, but it worked and I don't have any problems today, aside from my mum being northen and my dad being a southerner so I sometimes pronounce words like a northener. My boyfriend and family say that I talk too much as well.... I remember when my speech therapy was coming to an end and I was quite upset because I used to enjoy going to it so I suddenly 'couldn't remember' how to pronounce words again. Everyone saw through it though.
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Yes I did. I am hearing impaired due to a lot of damage my ears sustained from numerous ear infections and malformed tubes in my ears. I mispronounced quite a bit of the alphabet and spent three years in speach therapy. That and I stuttered.
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
26 Sep 08
I never went to the speech therapy, even I didn't know what it is until you mentioned it to me. It was something new to me LOL. But I think I didn't need it because when I was a little I was someone who talked too much. I think I need the speech therapy when I am older because I am not so much more silent then I was younger. LOL.
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
26 Sep 08
Wow! Could it be a side effect of speech-therapy, by any stretch of imagination? Maybe your friend's parents could not wait long enough for her speech to come along naturally and gradually, so they decided to get her a speech therapy which might have perhaps entailed the existent loquacity in her. For me, it all came naturally, perfectly, at the right time, with ease.
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@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
26 Sep 08
no, i don't remember having one.. its my first time to even hear about it. but i guess this theraphy is used for babies who are late in speaking..
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
no i didn't need to go through a sppech therapy,but my cousins son had to be enrolled coz he had difficulty in uttering the words at the age of 2.he had sessions for almost a year.it was expensive but it really pays off coz the last time i visited my cousins house ive noticed a great improvement of her sons speech.he could speak fluently and even sings a lot of old time favorite songs!!!!
@shaggin (37730)
• United States
25 Feb 11
No I have never needed speech therapy although I have known plenty of people who did. Most of the people who had speech therapy for lisping still lisp to this day. I am glad that I never had a problem with my speech as it would be so embarrassing.
• India
27 Sep 08
I never need speech therapy till now . Some child may need as like your friends.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
27 Sep 08
No i dont need speech therapy when i was child. Such kind of people i.e. chatter box sometime painful and sometime enjoyable.
• India
27 Sep 08
No i never needed a speech therapy as a child. But i remember of a child who needed this. And can you imagine what speech therapy his family gave him? They gave him that water to drink which was already drank by a sparrow and imagine after that (as they told us) that boy started chirping, chitter-chattering like the bird.
• United States
27 Sep 08
hmm, i did know about it and its funny because I have the faintest idea of me needing something like that but I do not even know why and I think I either might of stuttered as a child or something. Thats so strange because me and my parents never talked about it but i have the slightest memory of needing something.
• United States
27 Sep 08
i didnt have it but i think i need it now lol.. for some reason the older i get the more tongue tied i get.. my aunt says its because i am trying to talk to fast because i think too fast haha
• Canada
27 Sep 08
NO i never had a problem talking unless mabye to much:P I don't know anyone who ever had this doen but it is a good thing if you can't talk right and they find this out when you are younger. Just think if your freind had not went you would have missed all her chatter:P
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Yes, I did need speech therapy when I was a child. I had to relearn how to talk (as well as walk) after being deathly sick with meningitis when I was a toddler. Although I thought my speech therapist was wonderful I probably quit too soon as I became embarrassed and felt dumb about having to go there once I went into 1st or 2nd grade. Some days I do feel chatty, though mostly I keep quiet. Just like I did when I was a child. Though you probably wouldn't ever know it on here! LOL
• Canada
27 Sep 08
No I never needed speech therapy but my son needs this but we are having a hard time getting him any help . When he was younger we all thought it was cute the way he talked because he sounded like someone with an accent , as he got older , we were so used to the way he said certain words that we didn't have a hard time understanding him but he was hard to understand in school . Mind you they only picked up on this last year when he was 12 !! We had him tested and were told that he did have what is called a speech impediment but that they were unable to help us because we were not in the right district but that the school would recommend him to see someone as this would affect his school work ( which it does because he is in french immersion and we do not speak french at all and apparently he will never fully pick up the language properly making it harder for him in school , but they blieve he missed to much that by placing him in English would be even harder on him as they are more advanced because they never had to learn to speak another language ) . When I brought it up to the school they said they were not and will not do anything about it as he is to old to be helped now !! Can anyone explain to me how a child can EVER be too old to help !!