‣ Does your child have trouble getting their wants/needs met by using sounds and words? Does your child or adolescent have difficulty demonstrating an awareness or using social skills? It’s always great to discuss these concerns with your family doctor or a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)! Feel free to check out these important communication milestones and resources for more information.
◦ Communication Milestones (Birth-5): https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart/ & https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html
◦ Social Communication Skills: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Social-Communication/
‣ Individuals develop in their own unique ways and show strengths in different areas! If you have concerns about your child or young-adult’s communication skills, contact Frees Speech & Language, LLC!
If your child already receives early intervention or school-based therapy services, has an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and has been evaluated within the past 6 months-1 year (if information remains relevant), therapy can begin without a formal evaluation. Previously completed assessment information can be used to develop a current treatment plan with Frees Speech. Additional, individualized therapy through Frees Speech can supplement and support other services your child may already receive!