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Speech Language Therapy

What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders.

Is your child developing normally?

As your child grows, they should develop certain skills at appropriate ages. Not all children develop at the same pace, but there are generally accepted ages when you should expect your child to be functioning within a framework. Please refer to the chart below to compare your child’s development.

SLP milestones

Do you have any concerns?

If you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s speech and language development, you may want to have an evaluation completed by an SLP.

When conducting an evaluation on your child, the therapist will get information from you about your child’s development. Any information you provide will be helpful in allowing them to determine your child’s current level of function and how best to develop a program to improve your child’s speech and language. You can schedule an evaluation by calling the Children’s Developmental Center at 440-984-2416.

You can also refer to the American Speech and Hearing Association’s website to view more information about development in children by clicking here.

References

“Speech-Language Pathologists.” American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. N.p., n.d.      Web. 27 July 2016. <http://www.asha.org/Students/Speech-Language-Pathologists>.

“Why Can’t My Child Talk?” Kiddy 123. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 July 2016.             <http://www.kiddy123.com/article/why-cant-my-child-talk.html>.