to cash in dd's premium bonds

(55 Posts)
vitalia Thu 26-Dec-13 09:42:01

My fil buys our dc' s premium bonds every birthday and christmas.
My dd is 3.5 and is on the waiting list for nhs speech therapy. We have finished the listening group, and now there is a nine month waiting list for the next group. (She starts reception in September)
The nhs assessor made no bones about how rubbish the nhs system was now and how it's difficult to get good results when children are in groups with long waiting lists between each block of sessions.
We got on really well with the nhs assessor and asked her if she would teach our dd privately.
Money is as always tight, but we feel our dd would suffer at school if we don't start tackling her speech problems.
Would we be unreasonable to cash in some of her premium bonds to enable her to have private speech therapy?
We also save monthly for our dc' s, and of course would put the money back when we are able.

wonderstuff Sun 29-Dec-13 00:17:08

YANBU, but I would speak to your fil.

Bryzoan Sun 29-Dec-13 10:35:03

Really pleased to hear this outcome. I also would have said do it. Our local nhs salt provision is also woeful (in availability rather than quality) and private therapy has madeq huge difference to dd who is now 3.5 and has gone from completely non verbal to a wide range of single word attempts with intensive fortnightly therapy and a lot if home practice daily over a year. We could not have made a better investment. It makes me so sad that this isn't available on the nhs everywhere it is needed.

HoHoHopelessAtNamingBabies Sun 29-Dec-13 10:57:41

Great news. Wishing your DD all the best for speedy progress!

mousmous Sun 29-Dec-13 12:56:38

great update.
what a lucky child to have such a generous grandfather!

SuburbanRhonda Sun 29-Dec-13 13:05:55

Wrt the poster upthread who suggested looking into a school with a specialist S&L centre, it may not be as simple as just applying there.

We have such a centre in our school and every child in it has a statement of SEN, with S&L listed as their primary need. Simply having a need for speech therapy would not in itself qualify a child for a place here.

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