My 4 year old stutters. He was diagnosed 8/10 later last year with 10 being worst. So it is quite bad. We have been doing speech therapy every week since almost 6 months. They follow the Lidcombe program. He has gotten a little better but it’s still very inconsistent. There’s a period when he is much better and there are days when it’s worst. It’s getting to a point where I’ve seen some friends making fun of him. I feel so sorry for him as this is when I’m around. I don’t know what happens when I’m not there i.e day care etc. He starts school next year and I’m losing my sleep over what’s going to happen. Has anyone successfully done speech therapy and gotten better? Has anything else/ other therapy helped? How are teachers/ kids at school with someone like this? I was thinking of getting him into public school but anyone experienced any different with private school being more accommodating? Im at a stage that I’d try anything to make him feel better and/ or get completely off it.
Posted anonymously, 11th March 2020