Quoting Julian's Momma :" I have a question about speech impediments in children. My friend's daughter will be 3 this december ... [snip!] ... up to her mother? Because her mother has not done a thing about the situation and I think she is scared to face reality."
The mother is doing a disservice to her child by not getting help and waiting for a school to speak up. Early intervention is the best way to fix any problem. And schools can't force treatment on a child, so even if she needs speech intervention the mother has to OK it. She needs to wake up and realize she needs help.