Many of our families, especially those with young toddlers, frequently wonder; does my child need speech therapy? With each child developing language in different ways and at different paces, it can be hard for parents to know if their child is “on track.” We are here to help!
One excellent resource for parents of younger children can be found at the American Speech and Hearing Associations’ website. This link provides information for speech and language milestones and development for various ages. https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart/
After looking at this link, if there are still concerns, feel free to contact us and we are happy to schedule a full speech and language evaluation for your child! In the meantime, the following are helpful strategies that parents can easily use at home to promote speech and language development for their younger children.
These are just a few good starting strategies. If one doesn’t seem to be working, try another! Each child is different and will respond to different strategies. Additional strategies can be given to you specific to your child by a speech-language pathologist during a speech therapy session.
Concerned with your child’s articulation? Please check back for future blog posts regarding articulation strategies and developmental sound charts!