Assisting children in developing confident and clear speech
At what age should I take my child to a speech therapist?
It is generally recommended that parents should consult a speech therapist if their child is not meeting certain speech and language milestones by certain ages.
General guidelines for typical speech and language development:
Between 6-12 months: During this stage, infants typically start to babble and imitate sounds.
Between 12-18 months: Children usually say their first words and can follow simple instructions.
Between 18-24 months: At this stage, children start combining two words to form phrases
Between 2-3 years: Children usually use three-word sentences and can answer simple questions.
Between 3-4 years: They start using more complex sentences, using more grammar and vocabulary, and telling stories.
If parents notice that their child is significantly delayed in reaching these milestones or has difficulty understanding or expressing themselves, it may be time to consult a speech therapist for an evaluation and potential treatment.
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Speech and Language Therapy for Children
- Articulation Therapy
- Language Intervention Therapy
- Fluency Therapy
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Therapy
- Social Communication Therapy
- Developmental Language Disorder
- Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT)
- Speech Sound Disorder TherapyThese therapies may overlap or be combined depending on the individual needs of the child.