Therapy sessions are designed based on the needs of the child, no two plans are alike, just like no two children are alike. The overall goal is to improve a child’s communication skills and functional independence, utilizing the techniques that work for them.
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Therapy sessions are designed based on the needs of the child. The overall goal is to improve a child’s communication skills and functional independence.
It’s important to remember that every child learns at their own rate. To help determine if your child is on the right track, consult these charts shared by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association which outline when most children should reach each milestone.
The signs that your child might need a speech therapist are subtle, but noticeable. One early sign that is usually a red-flag is a child that might be able to follow all of your commands but is having trouble verbalizing appropriate responses.
Other signs include:
Only makes a few sounds.
Not using gestures like, waving or pointing.
Has not expressed first words.
Grunts and points rather than communicate when they want something.
Not using two-word combinations frequently.
Leaving ends off words like “si-dow” instead of sit down.
Not putting two- and three-word combinations together.
Saying fewer than 50 words.
Mostly unintelligible speech.
Repeating the first sounds of words, like "b-b-b-ball" for "ball"
Unable to follow classroom directions, like “Draw a circle on your paper around something you eat.”
Repeats sounds or words most of the time.