Preschool children and Speech Therapy?
By the age of three, 80% of a child's language is developed. They can speak like adults... yep that's right... mini adults...
Children can tell short stories and take turns talking in a conversation. The rest of the 20% of language development involves higher level vocabulary and language concepts. But by the time a child turns 3, the basics of an adult conversation are in place.
So how do you know if you should reach out to a speech language pathologist...
Take this y/n quiz.
Does your child hear well?
Can your child point to named objects or pictures of objects?
Can your child answer questions?
Can your child follow directions?
Can your child name objects or pictures of objects?
Can your child ask questions?
Can your child speak in sentences?
Can you understand your child when your child speaks 80% to 100% of the time?
Can strangers or unfamiliar listeners understand your child when your child speaks 75% of the time?
Does your child use pronouns appropriately?
If you answered "No" to any of these questions, I would recommend a consult with a speech pathologist. Book a free consult Now.
Early intervention is key... Early treatment is less expensive and takes less time. (ASHA 2018)
See ASHA's, American Speech Hearing Language Association's,Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders campaign for more information.