06/12/2019

DPDC Discussion: Speech therapy – does your child have it at home or at school?

Question: What arrangements do you have for your child’s speech therapy if that is an option for you?  Does you child have speech therapy at home or at school?

Some children have their speech therapy at their deaf school or mainstream school. One parent reports that his/her child’s school has a ‘no hearing aid/CI = no speech therapy’ policy which needs to be challenged!

One parent organises speech therapy to take place after school hours at home via the council, as he/she does not want his/her child to miss any lessons, as it would be a disadvantage to the child.

Speech therapy is important even for BSL-using children, as it teaches the child important lip-reading skills.

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