Nicky Tyson 1 Question 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 27 Points View Profile 3 Nicky Tyson Asked: April 8, 20212021-04-08T08:34:12+01:00 2021-04-08T08:34:12+01:00In: Communication My four year old son is having speech difficulty, how can I help him? 3 My four year old son is still having difficulty picking up speech at such age. He struggles to pronounce words. What can be done? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Zenaida Reynolds 1 Question 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 89 Points View Profile Zenaida Reynolds 2021-04-09T20:06:07+01:00Added an answer on April 9, 2021 at 8:06 pm Make sure you give him access to and read him plenty of books in his childhood and that he gets special education provided to him at school, if he still shows impediment later. I wouldn’t worry too much. I have personally known friends who were speech-impeded, but live fantastic lives nonetheless. One of them had to go to the special speaking teacher at school, and later on the special reading teacher when he was a child, but ended up becoming an Army helicopter pilot and is having the time of his life. In this day and age, I feel that social development is much more important. As long as your son is confident and gets along with other people well, a bit of speech impediment during childhood should be no problem in today’s society. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Keira Lindsey 1 Question 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 30 Points View Profile Keira Lindsey 2021-04-10T14:26:26+01:00Added an answer on April 10, 2021 at 2:26 pm There was nothing that made me feel useless like my little guy trying to communicate with me and I being too stupid to understand. I almost started crying a few times when he was saying something that I couldn’t understand. What we did was took him to the health department to have his hearing tested. It was fine. The speech pathologist talked to him for awhile and was certain he was at least if not more than average intelligence. He was pronouncing no beginning or ending sounds. He didn’t have a physical problem that was keeping him from talking. These were all a relief but still didn’t have an easy answer. He worked with the speech therapist daily for an hour for the first 2 years then 3 times a week once he got into 4th grade. Then once a week until he got out of 6th grade. It was intense but it worked and worked good. He had a college level vocabulary in 6th grade. He still mumbles some but where we live in Oklahoma it seems to be almost an accent to mumble so mumbling doesn’t concern me. You should have your son evaluated as quickly as possible to get him in therapy. I had a feeling when he was younger but didn’t get him in for an evaluation until he was 4 years old. Everyone kept saying to wait and see. I wish I would have got him in sooner. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.