Speech Therapy at Interactive Kids
The speech language pathologist uses formal assessments, behavioral observations, parental report and background information about the child to determine if a speech and/or language problem is present.
Tests give by the speech-language pathologist may look at a child’s:
- Receptive Vocabulary
- Understanding of Grammar and Syntax
- Auditory Skills
- Social use of Language for Interactive Communication
Goals are selected to help achieve success through a carefully designed sequence of activities.
The length and amount of therapy depends on the child’s age and nature of the problem. Most commonly, children are seen twice weekly for 30 minute sessions.
Parent involvement in the therapy process is highly encouraged.
Parental training can improve a child’s overall success and practice of skills at home.
Speech Therapy and Social Skills!
Some children benefit from working with a peer or small group of peers on the social-pragmatic use of language.
We focus on important skills such as:
- Greeting Friends
- Taking turns talking
- Asking/Answering Questions
- Using Eye Contact