Speech therapy is a major part of early intervention services provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families....
THEREFORE, it is important to be
able to identify early signs such as when your child
Doesn't smile or interact with others (birth–3 months) Doesn't babble (4–7 months) Makes few sounds (7–12 months) Does not use gestures (e.g., waving, pointing) (7–12 months) Doesn't understand what others say (7 months–2 years) Says only a few words (12–18 months) Doesn't put words together to make sentences (1½–3 years) Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2–3 years) Has problems with early reading and writing skills—for example, may not show an interest in books or drawing (2½–3 years)
If you are concerned or unsure of speech development, it is best to have an assessment. The earlier the better for your child.
I was trained in NYC to assess and treat children and adults with difficulties in all stages of speech, language and communication acquisition. I've worked with children on the ASD, ADHD, hard of hearing and various reading and learning disabilities, as well as adults TBI. I work in a playful environment using the individual's strengths to overcome his/her challenges.