Speech Therapy for Toddlers
Speech Therapy for Toddlers | Evaluation
First Appointment | Speech Therapy for Toddlers
- looking at pictures and pointing to words, so that the evaluator can see what words your child knows
- playing with favorite toys, for example some children love to play with bubbles.
- following simple directions with different sized cups, balls, or other toys
- singing nursery rhymes or favorite songs, so that the evaluator can hear your child speak
Speech Therapy for Toddlers | Therapy
Once your child has been evaluated, its time to decide what to do with the information in your evaluation report. Together with your SLP, you’ll come up with a plan. You’ll set measurable goals and begin working together. Speech therapy for toddlers often involves making some changes at home. Here are some examples of where families often begin:
- Create routines that encourage the child to communicate in any way they can.
- Increase the amount of time per day that the child spends playing or communicating with a preferred adult.
- Build vocabulary using thematic books.
- Build reading into every day by adding it to the before-bed routine.
- Decrease passive television watching and create opportunities for shared TV time with communication breaks