Some parents know instinctively that their child needs speech therapy- maybe its the way strangers cannot understand him or the way he struggles to get his words out. Other parents are encouraged by their childs teacher to have their little one evaluated. Sowhat do you do once your child has been evaluated and speech therapy is recommended?
Hi Janice! Thank you for your question.This is actually a very common concern for parents. The sibling of a child receiving any type of therapy (physical therapy/occupational therapy/behavioral therapy..etc) will often get jealous of the attention their brother/sister is getting. In more extreme cases, where the child is getting a bunch of different therapies and the parents are giving this child a lot of extra attention due to his learning and/or behavioral difficulties–it is not uncommon for the sibling to begin acting out.
1. Become well versed with developmental milestonesincluding speech and language milestones. This way you can be clear of what the expectations are at the different ages and various stages along the continuum of development (do a search on the web for developmental milestones and you will be provided with a ton of resources to guide you). <