Speech-Language Therapy

We provide a friendly, motivating environment that propels children to effectively understand language and be independent and successful communicators in society. Talk Time enjoys working with families and children to help design and implement suitable communicative strategies. Each case deserves individual care to create a program that best fits the specialized needs of that child.

WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK HELP?
Parents should seek out a speech language pathologist if they have any concerns regarding their child’s ability to listen, understand, communicate and play with others. Click here for a list of warning signs or red flags for a speech and language delay.

STARTING EARLY: WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT
When parents are aware their child is not communicating as clearly or effectively than other children the same age, they are often told by others “don’t worry, he or she will be fine”. Click here to understand why you should not postpone speech and language intervention.

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What Is Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-Language Pathology professionals (Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), or informally speech therapists) specialize in communication disorders. read more

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9 hours ago

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Vocabulary milestones.I know seeing these numbers is VERY difficult for parents who are oh so aware of their child’s delays, however, they are also KEY to getting children much needed intervention as most parents don’t realize how quickly typical language develops. Thanks @literacyforlittles and @play.read.thrive for sharing this!

Watching your child learn new words can be so exciting. It can also be nerve wrecking when the words don’t come like you expect. As a pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP), one of the most common questions I get is, “My child uses X words, do they need speech therapy?” While a SLP will always look at more than just the words your child is using, it can be helpful for parents to understand the expected benchmarks, so you know if and when to seek help for your child. ⠀

Expressive language is the “flower” that grows from roots in foundational communication skills like joint attention and receptive language. Seeing these averages may be difficult for parents with children with significant delays; however, it highlights the need for early intervention. When intervention is started as soon as possible, your child will have their best chance at achieving their full potential. If you have concerns about your child’s language development, it is always best to talk with your pediatrician and/or a speech-language pathologist.⠀

✔️By 1 year, children usually produce at least 1 word and typically produce 2-6 different words.⠀

✔️By 18 months, children typically produce close to 20 different words.⠀

✔️ By 2 years, children typically produce 200-300 different words. There is a wide range for normal for this age, but it is considered a “red flag” when children produce less than 50 words.⠀

✔️By 30 months, children typically produce 450 different words. ⠀

{Sources: Apel, Kenn; Masterson, Julie (2012). Beyond Baby Talk From Speaking to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy. ⠀
Development for Parents and Caregivers. New York, NY. Three Rivers Press.⠀
Lanza, Janet R.; Flahive, Lynn K. (2008). Guide to Communication Milestones. East Moline, IL. Linguisystems}
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16 hours ago

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