Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?

There are speech and language developmental milestones that you can monitor to make sure your child is on track and talk to your doctor if you suspect any problems.

How long will my child need speech therapy?

The length of therapy depends on the severity of the problem and the rate of progress made in the therapy sessions and home intervention.

Do speech-language disorders affect my child’s academic success?

Speech and language skills are critical to academic success.   Reading, writing, gesturing, listening, and speaking are all forms of language.

What should I expect when my child has a speech and language evaluation?

An evaluation allows the therapist to assess your child’s speech and language needs. Data can be collected through standardized testing, observation through play, case history, or parent report. Through the evaluation it can be determined if speech therapy is warranted for your child.

My child receives speech therapy services in the school system; can they still receive therapy in the private setting?

Yes, your child may qualify for speech and language services based on the severity and need of their delay or disability. School therapy is generally conducted in a group setting which is especially effective for pragmatic skills; therapy in our private practice is one-on-one and individualized to your child’s specific needs.