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Old 26.05.2015, 20:45
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My daughter (3.5 years old) still uses a lot of baby talk that no one understands. I know it's normal to have a delay when exposed to more than one language (she is exposed to three - English, French and Hebrew) but I would like to have her evaluated just to make sure everything is ok. She seems behind even compared to children her age in the same situation.
Her dominant language is English so I really think a therapist should have a good command of English to do the assessment.
Can anyone recommend a therapist? We live in Morges.
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Old 26.05.2015, 21:38
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Re: English speaking speeach therapist around Morges/Lausanne

Jopper,
Have you taken your daughter to the pediatrician yet? This might be a really good starting point. Normally they do a basic assessment of skills and development as well as looking at physical structure (mouth, tongue, jaw, etc.) If they feel that there is an issue they probably have a list of folks they use for referrals. You can share you concerns with the doc and let them know your worries. But, it probably would be the best place to start....
I'm a big fan of trusting a parents intuition.. but I will also say from experience that some kids just do things on their own time table... as off as that might be.
(My Lil Dude was late to talk but has more than made up for it now!!!)
Good luck!
PS. I have info on a pediatrician in Geneva who speaks English if that would be of any help.....
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Re: English speaking speeach therapist around Morges/Lausanne

Hi Just a Mutt,

I have shared my thoughts with the paediatrician. He did the basic examination and said she seems fine to him but for my peace of mind gave me the referral. The only problem is finding someone who speaks English.
I went to one therapist who claimed she spoke English well enough but couldn't even name some of the images she was asking my daughter to recognize.
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Re: English speaking speeach therapist around Morges/Lausanne

I don't know of anyone in Lausanne, but Sophie Bozzotti in Geneva is great, and sometimes works from Versoix (which is a tiny bit closer to Morges...):

Speech and Language Therapist
Sophie Bozzotti (Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology The University of Sydney 1998)
Tel: 079 815 90 17
sophie.bozzotti@bluewin.ch English speech and language assessment and therapy for children and adults in Geneva and Vaud. Registered in Australia, the UK and Switzerland.
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Thank you Rowan! I'll look into it.
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Re: English speaking speeach therapist around Morges/Lausanne

You could contact the Suisse Romande Association of Speech Therapists and ask them for a recommendation.
http://www.arld.ch/sections-cantonales/vaud.html

Multiple languages are not necessarily a cause of language delay in fact they're often more advanced talkers. Whilst they might get confused with vocabulary, bilingualism shouldn't stop your child reaching certain milestones.
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Thanks! I'll do that!
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