Speech Therapy for Toddlers & Kids
Parents often find it difficult to determine whether their child requires the help of a speech-language pathologist (speech therapist).All children are unique, finding their own special path to discovering their voice.
Speech therapy for toddlers and children is not uncommon.Children as young as 18 months old can benefit from visiting a speech-language pathologist.(Note that parent training of relevant techniques is often an essential part of speech therapy for children and toddlers).
So if you are unsure whether your child requires the assistance of a speech-language pathologist, here are a few key rules-of-thumb to help you answer that question:
• Use a vocabulary of 200-300 words
Communication challenges should be addressed as soon as possible in a child’s life. However, you also will have to make a decision about what type of speech therapy is best in your situation.
Many children have special needs and challenges that require focused treatments and therapies. These diverse treatments and therapies might be beyond the scope of a speech-language pathologist working on his or her own. That’s why we have such a large team at The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada to make sure we can always do everything possible to help, support and nurture your child’s development.
And, speech therapy can be fun!At our centres, we use videos, pictures, iPads or even video games to help children with their speech and language challenges.We work hard to tailor our therapies to each child’s unique needs. If you feel that your toddler or child may be challenged in his or her communication, we’re here to help.