Parental Concerns - FAQ's

Parental speech therapy concerns FAQ's

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Parent Concerns

How do I know if my child needs speech or feeding therapy?

Each child’s development is unique. As a frame of reference, you can review our Developmental Milestone information compared to your child’s development. If you are concerned that your child may have a developmental delay or disorder, please contact us for a Free Phone Consultation or complete our on-line Contact Us form.

What are signs that my child might be on the Autism Spectrum?

Signs of autism might be isolated or appear with symptoms of other disorders. Some signs of Autism Spectrum disorder may include:

  • Lacks full ability to get the attention of parents and others.
  • Limited use of pointing to encourage someone to look at what they see.
  • Limited attempt to get attention by showing toys or objects.
  • Limited eye contact with parents and others.
  • Behavior includes repetitive patterns of activities.
  • Indifference or appearance of aloofness toward other people.
  • Doesn’t use language as a tool for conveying information.
  • Finds enjoyment in small aspects of things, such as part of a toy and not the whole toy.
  • Increased sensitivity to sound and fascination with visual stimuli.
  • Lack of pleasure from gentle touch but enjoyment of firm pressure.
  • Greater use taste and smell versus hearing and vision.
  • Poor coordination such as clumsiness and posture.
  • Highly active or under active.
  • Unusual mood swings, such as excitement and sadness.
  • Unusual eating, drinking and sleeping habits.

We can provide more detailed information on signs and therapy for Autism Spectrum .

At what age should I consider therapy for my child?
We provide therapy for children who are toddlers to adolescences. If you are concerned about your child's speech-language communication skills or feeding habits, you can call us for a Free Phone Consultation or complete our on-line Contact Us form to determine if your child would benefit from therapy.

How can I help my child’s therapy?

Your role in your child’s therapy is very important.  Therapy research shows that even a little parental involvement results in better outcomes when compared to only the therapist’s involvement. ​
Your role in your child’s therapy can include:

  • Explaining your concerns about your child’s developmental progress.
  • Working with the therapist in developing therapy goals.
  • Being engaged in therapy sessions, where appropriate.
  • Asking your therapist questions or concerns about the therapy.
  • Providing feedback on your child’s progress at home and in school.
  • Supporting your child on home practice and learning skills.

We can’t underestimate the benefit of your involvement with your child's therapy.