Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?
The Speech Language Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) helps children to increase their communication skills. Your SLP assists families with children who show significant language delay, hearing loss, need help with receptive language, or who are having difficulty producing speech sounds. A speech therapist may also work with children who have oral-motor or feeding issues. They can help with the coordination of breathing, chewing, and swallowing. Speech therapists can also assist in the transition from tube-feedings to oral feedings.
Speech Therapy for Children from 0-3 Years Old
At TEIS, our focus is on early intervention for children from 0-3 years old. Speech therapy is about more than words, involving the mechanical components of respiration, articulation, resonance, and voice. Your Speech Language Therapist is familiar with the relationship between play and language development, as well as techniques to stimulate language development. Your SLP is there to support you as a parent too, so that you can better help your child participate in all the activities and routines of daily life.
What Parents Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us. Let the families we’ve helped do the talking!
My son speaks clearly and learns more daily and he’s very vocal!
Julie’s warm personality, patience and her ability to easily connect with my son made therapy a breeze. She was amazing with Aidan and he loved her. Julie is phenomenal.
I am delighted that my child has been able to communicate more and use more and more words AND hope that in the near future he will be able to continue to advance. He went from a very small delay to being slightly ahead. We miss you Julie! XXXOOJodi C.
Frequently Asked Questions about Speech Therapy for Children
How long will my child need therapy? How long before they talk?
Every child develops differently and progress varies from child to child.
Why is my child's language delayed?
There is not a clear answer to this question. Research does not support any clear reason for kids to have language delays. There are other diagnosis that can impact language development.
Does my child have Autism?
As a speech therapist we are not able to make that diagnosis. If you have concerns, your therapist can guide you to contacting the proper office to set up an evaluation.
What did we do wrong?
As parents we worry about our children every day. There is nothing that you did wrong to prevent your child from talking. Every child develops at their own pace and will begin to use words in time.