How Do I Know My Child Needs Speech Therapy?
As with all skills and milestones, every child is different.
Many children babble very early on and others don’t start babbling until they are closer to one. So, how do you know if your child is behind? And, more importantly, how do you know if your child needs speech therapy services?
Typically, children start to say their first few words around 12 months.
This can be earlier for some children and later for others. They usually imitate sounds and words they hear and recognize objects they interact with frequently. The type of speech can vary greatly, but typically includes a wider range of speech sounds.
If by the age of 18 months you are not noticing any developments in your child’s speech, it might be a good time to schedule an evaluation with Peak Potential Therapy.
It is our goal to assess each situation and provide each child with the specific treatment strategies that will work for them. Typically around 18 months, kids will start to put 2 words together and their vocabulary grows significantly.
If you have concerns or questions about your child’s speech therapy, visit our website and take one of our speech-language self-evaluations.
These simple assessments are designed to help you evaluate your child’s skill level and determine if you think it’s a good time to schedule a formal evaluation. If you believe an evaluation is necessary, simply contact your child’s primary care physician to request a script for speech therapy (if you want to try to use insurance) and schedule an appointment with us.
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