Childhood development is an ongoing and dynamic process. We use a variety of tools to ensure a comprehensive speech evaluation and we continually assess the child's therapeutic progress throughout the course of the child's speech therapy or feeding therapy.
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If you're concerned that your child's speech development is delayed, the following childhood speech, language and communication phases might be helpful in deciding if your child would benefit from support of a speech therapist.
By 6 Months
- Strings vowels together
- Begins to say some consonants.
- Makes distinct sounds for joy
- Responds to sounds in different ways
- May respond to own name
- Cries in differently to show hunger, pain, and being tired
- Takes turns babbling with parent
Children’s Speech Development Phases
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By 4-5 Years
- Tells simple stories using full sentences
- Uses many rules of grammar, including correct pronoun use and future tense
- Follows 3-step instructions
- Sings a song or says a poem from memory
- Knows first and last name and address
- Engages in pretend play
- Engages in collaborative play
Effective speech & communication is essential for the development of relationships and vital for learning, play, and social interactions. Our speech therapy is research-based proven treatment, combined with motivating activities that give each child an opportunity to reach their full potential.
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By 3 Years
- Can name most familiar things.
- Uses pronouns like, "I," "we," and "you"
- Uses some regular plurals.
- Follows 2-3 step instructions.
- Understands prepositions, like "in," "on," and "under"
- Knows their age, name, and sex
- Can name at least one friend
- Carries on a conversation using 2-3 sentences
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By 2 Years
- Knows about 200 words
- Puts two words together
- Understandable about 50% of the time.
- Points to things when they are named,
including body parts and familiar people
- Follows simple directions
- Imitates adult activities in play
- Points to things in a book
- Repeats actions to make others laugh
Our customized approach integrates the top supported research intervention strategies. Our personalized therapy focuses on the whole child, including external and internal influences impacting the child’s feeding success.