You don’t have to let speech and language problems affect your child’s self-esteem, social relationships, and learning.
Do these speech and language problems apply to your child?
- Is difficult to understand (can’t articulate words clearly)
- Mumbles when s/he speaks
- Drools frequently
- Has an open mouth posture
- Has a limited vocabulary
- Uses grammar incorrectly when speaking/writing
- Has problems thinking of the words s/he wants to say
- Says words out of sequence
- Has trouble understanding others and/or following directions
- Has difficulty staying on the topic of conversation or appears to not be listening when being spoken to
- Has difficulty understanding what has been read to them or what they are reading
- Has difficulty sequencing the events of a daily routine
- Repeats words or phrases on a regular basis (stutters)
Speech and language problems are often untreated:
As the parent of a child with speech and language problems, you no doubt have witnessed first-hand the difficulties these deficits cause for your child. You’ve also experienced the frustration these problems create for you!
Speech problems can take many forms, but they all have the potential to negatively affect a child’s cognitive and social-emotional development. Watching your child struggle to get their message out, or struggle to understand what others are saying, can be a painful and frustrating experience. These problems often go undiagnosed and untreated, which can place children at on-going risk for a multitude of problems.
Don’t just settle for “generic speech therapy”:
Often well-meaning professionals either dismiss speech and language problems as something the child “will grow out of,” or they make recommendations for “generic speech therapy.”
While some children may outgrow their speech deficits, many require targeted treatment to reach their maximum potential. Let’s face it, none of us wants to settle for minimums when it comes to our children – we want to do whatever it takes to help them reach their potential!
Without a thorough understanding of your child’s specific needs, and the specialized knowledge to target those needs, your child’s progress will not be maximized.
How Horizons approaches treatment for speech & language problems:
Here at Horizons, we believe effective treatment involves these key components:
- A thorough evaluation to discover the underlying causes of speech and language impairments.
- A focus on teaching parents how to target specific skills and issues throughout the day.
- A therapist with training in the best programs and techniques to target your child’s specific speech problems.
Contact our office to schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation to find out how our programs and services can meet your needs.