What to Expect with Speech-Language Therapy

Beginning speech and language services may not be something that you ever planned on having to experience. However, we are here to walk you through the process so you know what to expect. 

To begin, the speech-language pathologist will compile information regarding the difficulties that your child is experiencing from a range of sources. This can include anything from parent/teacher interviews to standardized tests to playing games and toys with your child. Once the speech-language pathologist has determined the area of need, determining the best course of treatment can begin. Depending on the child’s needs, therapy sessions may include one-on-one, small group, or in-classroom treatment to help build and generalize the carry-over of skills to all environments. 

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Speech and language therapy isn’t always a quick fix. It takes hard work over many months, or even years, depending on the severity of your child’s needs. However, with consistency, progress or complete remediation is possible. Additionally, parental involvement, such as completing exercises at home, can make speech therapy more effective. 

At OWLS Therapy, we believe that parents and caregivers are integral to successful treatment. 

All of our therapists will provide education and at-home activities to help skills generalize.