Speech & Language Red Flags

The development of a child’s speech and language skills start before their first word is spoken. If a child is experiencing difficulties with their speech and language development, the earlier intervention can begin, the greater the chance of success in therapy and in school.

Developmental Red Flags that may necessitate Speech-Language Therapy

  • Is your child difficult to understand? Do they leave out sounds when talking or distort the intended sound?
  • Is your child not putting words together by age 2?
  • Does your child hesitate, repeat, or prolong words?
  • Does your child have an unusual vocal quality?
  • Does your child have difficulty with the rules of grammar?
  • Does your child lack specific vocabulary (uses “thing” and “stuff”) or do they appear to not be able to come up with the desired word?
  • Have you or teachers noted concerns regarding reading, writing, and comprehending in the classroom/home?
  • Do you have to repeat yourself multiple times for your child to understand what is being expected of them? Is following multi-step directions difficult?
  • Does your child have difficulty relating to peers (inappropriate remarks, lack of eye contact, difficulty initiating or maintaining a conversation)?
  • Does your child repeat back whole words or phrases (when not appropriate)?

No one knows your child better than you do. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s development, please contact us for a free consultation.