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Starting Therapy

My 3 year old daughter was recently evaluated and therapy twice a week has been recommended due to problems with articulation. The problem is, we have been on a waiting list to begin the therapy and when I called today to check our status I was told it could be months before their is an opening. Is this normal? Does it normally take so long to begin therapy? I have contacted 3 different places and they all put me on a waiting list. I know early intervention is key and that is why I want to begin asap. Any suggestions for how I might be able to speed the process up??

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  1. Some areas have longer waits than others, but having to wait months seems excessive! It’s frustrating to have such a long wait when you’re eager to get started. In the meantime, you could always check out a college in your area. University speech-language programs usually have on-campus speech centers for the public. They often charge a small fee, but it’s much less than typical out-of-pocket speech therapy. A graduate student would be assigned as your child’s therapist, but the student works under direct supervision of an experienced certified speech-language pathologist. It may be an option to consider to at least get something started. Best of luck to you and your daughter!

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  2. Great advice! I’m going to look into this!

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