I just wanted to write a brief point to other parents around the importance of speech pathologists. My child had said for most of the year she and the other children in her class didn’t understand one particular child. It was often commented on that as he had english as a second language it was something that would just “come” with time. Speaking with his mother, she reports that they finally took him to see a speech pathologist and it turns out that yes, he has some english as a second language issues but also speech delays in both languages he speaks. I’m glad she will be able to take him to see a speech pathologist prior to school starting next year but I can’t help but think if he had seen someone earlier, preschool may have been very different for him – being better able to engage with other children and express himself.
Posted anonymously, 10th December 2015