Some parents know instinctively that their child needs speech therapy- maybe it’s the way strangers cannot understand him or the way he struggles to get his “words out”. Other parents are encouraged by their child’s teacher to have their little one evaluated. So…what do you do once your child has been evaluated and speech therapy is recommended? 1. Identify Your … [Read more...] about So Your Child Needs Speech Therapy…Now What?!
Dear Nicole--My son has been receiving speech and language therapy for about a year now (he is four years old) and his therapist just told me that she thinks he would benefit from group speech therapy--I guess my question to you is--How can his therapist work on my son's goals while working on the other child's goals too? And...do you think individual therapy is … [Read more...] about Invidual Speech Therapy vs. Group Speech Therapy?
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 … [Read more...] about Hi Nicole–my son (who is 3 yrs old) is getting speech therapy two times per week in our home and my
1. Become well versed with developmental milestones—including 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 … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Might Have A Speech And/Or Language Delay
1. STOP talking. I know this is probably the most difficult thing to do—but, you will be surprised once you stop talking how much more your toddler will talk. As a speech language pathologist, I have to continuously tell myself to “shut-up” during my sessions. We are conditioned, as communicators, to take up the “silent … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Tips to Get Your Toddler Talking!