Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does my child need therapy?
This depends on the age of your child and whether he/she can be understood by familiar and unfamiliar people. It also depends on your child’s therapy readiness skills (e.g., ability to attend and participate in adult directed activities, ability to imitate non-verbal or verbal models).
If your child does not show these readiness skills, less direct approaches are used, such as play-based therapy and activities to develop therapy readiness skills.
2. How long does therapy last?
We recommend starting with an 8 week block of therapy, after which time we can determine with the parent whether additional therapy is needed.
3. How early can my child start speech therapy?
Children can start therapy as early as 2 years of age if they have basic readiness skills. If these skills are not yet developed, intervention can focus on parent training for speech and language stimulation
4. What is my role as a parent?
Observe therapy sessions in order to learn what activities and strategies are used by the clinician to facilitate your child’s success in achieving therapy goals. Practice homework activities on a regular basis to maximize progress. Read age-appropriate stories to your child regularly in order to develop language skills, such as vocabulary, concepts, and grammar.