Speech is how spoken words sound. Language is how listen and express ourselves. Babies babble. Toddlers use one-to-three words to communicate, using short sentences by 3 years. Preschoolers can be understood by most people, and still use some "cute" pronunciation (like I wuv you). Elementary school kids use normal speech sounds. In addition to speech, children should be able to listen, follow directions, understand others, and communicate in a socially and age appropriate way.
Early intervention is key! Please reach out to us if this describes your child:
There are other more obvious reasons to pursue speech-language therapy. Please contact us if your child struggles in one or more of the following areas: