What To Expect During An Early Intervention Speech-Language Evaluation
What To Expect During Early Intervention Speech Therapy Sessions
I was recently interviewed for an article in Advance for Speech and Hearing magazine regarding early intervention speech-language evaluations and the initial therapy session. You can read even more details about the assessment and therapy process here: More Than Just Talk - SLP approaches to a first session and evaluation with a new patient. Not only do you get information about toddler/early intervention procedures, you'll also learn how the evaluation and therapy process works for older children.
Advance for Speech and Hearing also has a great resource for parents and speech-language pathologists called Patient Handouts. I was interviewed at the same time for one of their patient handouts. You can read that handout here: What to Expect During Your Child's First Speech Therapy Session.
Remember that if you suspect your toddler may have a speech-language delay to get him or her evaluated quickly. Speech therapy is fun for children, and most of them look forward to their weekly therapy sessions. Speech therapy can make a big difference in your toddler’s life as well as your life as a parent!
To learn how you can help your toddler talk and communicate faster, be sure to check out my book on Amazon Kindle, Talking With Todders - 52 Tips to Boost Speech and Language Skills.