My son was late to talk and finally began saying more words right around his second birthday. At 2.5 years old we had Parents As Teachers come out to evaluate our kids to make sure they were right on tract. He exceeded all the motor skills for his age but his pronunciation is very poor. We spoke to our pediatrician at the time and she recommend waiting until he was three to consider speech therapy because I was told some kids language drastically improves by age three. We just had his three year visit and she recommend speech eval and audiology exam in case it may be a hearing issue. We set up both appointments with the local children's hospital and the first available was August. My question is, in everyone who has been down this road opinions, is it cheaper and more effective to go the route of private speech therapy vs through a hospital? I know it can vary by place but I just wanted a general opinion. I want my LO to be less frustrated soon.