Speech-Language Evaluation & Treatment (ST)
Our agency will evaluate, design an individualized Plan of Care (POC) based on evaluation results, and treat communication disorders in individuals 0-21 years of age. We have experience working with individuals with autism, mental retardation, hearing impairment, cleft palate, apraxia, dysarthria, and various genetic syndromes. Communication disorders we are able to diagnose and treat include articulation/phonological deficits, language impairment, stuttering, and voice disturbances. Not sure if your child may need speech therapy? Check out this table for typical speech developmental milestones:
A baby’s first words are music to a parent’s ears. But how can you tell if your child’s speech and language development are on track?
While every child learns to speak at his or her own pace, general milestones can serve as a guide to normal speech and language development — and help doctors and other health professionals determine when a child might need extra help.
|By the end of three months, your child may:
||By the end of six months, your child may:
|By the end of 12 months, your child may:
||By the end of 18 months, your child may:
|By the end of 24 months, your child may:
||By the end of 36 months, your child may:
Talk to your child’s doctor if your child hasn’t mastered most of the speech and language development milestones for his or her age or you’re concerned about any aspect of your child’s development. Speech delays occur for many reasons, including hearing loss. Depending on the circumstances, your child’s doctor might refer your child to a hearing specialist (audiologist) or a speech and language specialist. In the meantime, encourage your child’s speech and language development. Read to your child. Talk to your child. Sing songs together. Teach your child signs or gestures for common items or phrases. Ask your child questions, and acknowledge your child’s responses — even if he or she is hard to understand.