Speech and Language Therapy in Frisco , Texas

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LANGUAGE

In the field of Speech Therapy, the term “language” is used to describe the

words we understand and use to share ideas and get our needs met in our

environment.

HOW CAN A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST HELP MY CHILD WITH A LANGUAGE DISORDER?

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are experts in the area of language

development. If you suspect your child has a language disorder, an SLP

will first assess your child to determine if there is a disorder and in what

areas. If your child does demonstrate the need for Speech Therapy, the

SLPs at Envision Hope will develop a personalized plan of care to address

your child and families unique communication needs.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT RED FLAGS

The following are some red flags that may indicate that your child needs

Speech Therapy services:


• Not babbling by 9 months

• No first words by 15 months

• Says fewer than 50 words at 18 months

• Says fewer than 300 words at 24 months

• Not beginning to combine 2 words by 24 months

• Says fewer than 1000 words by 36 months

• Does not communicate in a variety of different ways including facial expressions, eye

gaze, and gestures

• Is not able to follow simple verbal directions such as “go get your shoes” by 2

• Is not able to follow complex verbal directions by 4

• Is easily frustrated during communication attempts

• Is not able to answer “who”, “what” and “where” questions

• Plays with toys in ways that are not intended (i.e. only lining them up)

• Is not interested in playing with others (peers or parents)

• Does not reciprocate smiles

• Likes to repeat “scripts” from familiar TV shows or movies in non-meaningful ways

If you

Call for a FREE Consultation

If you suspect that your child has a language disorder call us at

(214) 494-4677 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Speech-

Language Pathologists.