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.
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.
Here at Horizons, we believe effective treatment involves these key components:
Contact our office to schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation to find out how our programs and services can meet your needs.