My son is four and I think he needs speech therapy. I plan on homeschooling him next year for kinder. I don't want to use public school services so is there another choice I have? Thank you I am new to this!!!
You can get a private evaluation and get your insurance to cover some private speech services. I've heard many insurances pay for part but not all of it.....so check with your insurance (I knew a family who did private speech therapy & it cost them $50/week, or $25 each time as their co-pay)
wow i have that same problem with my son and i homeschool, i took him to speech thearpy and I saw how the lady worked with him, and i decided to create a speech circulum for him, if you like i would let you know when i finish it mabe you can use it to help your son, it involves blocks, pictures, toys that are for sensory, which helps with his words such as ch, sh, wh, sound and more.......
Look for private therapists in your area. I have a son with autism and I use private therapy for him. His services are paid for by a grant. Like others have mentioned in some cases insurance will cover it too.
It took 2 years to get my insurance to pay for speech for my son, then they covered it for 6 months only and decided it wasn't medically necessary. He has a severe language delay, 4 years behind in speech and 3 in language. Speech is $200 for a 45 minute session.
Speech therapy is extremely expensive. Why do you not want to utilize the services through the public school? I know here, even if you use those services, you don't have to enroll your child in PS. It's just how it is funded and implemented. Some insurance will cover it but many will not (ours did not; our son was 2 however, and birth to age three is funded and implemented by a different system in Indiana - after age three they are handed over to the public school district). I guess ST is helpful for some issues but like others said, maybe it's not the right route and there are likely things you can do already to help. When my son was in it, 90% of the work was done by us, outside his therapy times. Our son was born with a hearing deficiency and getting surgery to help correct that actually improved his speech FAR more than therapy. Has your son had a recent hearing evaluation? Or is it a pronunciation issue?