Free Speech Therapy For Toddlers

It doesn’t matter how much money you earn. You can have your child tested to see if any speech problems are developing and even get free speech therapy. It’s part of the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to make sure that children in need receive special education beginning on their third birthday, and in some states, like Virginia, it starts at age 2. The program is run through your local school district, so check with them first, or your state Department of Education listed in the blue pages of your phone book. You can also contact Division of Educational Services, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 330 C St., SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202-205-9172; {www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/OSEP/osep.html}.

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