Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are speech and language delays?
They are difficulties understanding or expressing thoughts.
They're common and affect millions of children and adults. They can affect anyone at any age.
They can make communication difficult. Speech and language disorders can vary from slight difficulties and a person's inability to communicate/talk at all. Several communication disorders can occur at the same time.
Q. Why should you be concerned about speech and language delays?
Communication is necessary for a normal, happy life.
Q. What disabilities and disorders does Speech Therapy For Life help with?
Speech For Life Therapy Center specializes in:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Speech and Language Delays/Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Brain Injury/Stroke Rehabilitation
Q. When should we seek professional help?
Your child's teacher tells you that your child is difficult to understand or others tell you that your child's speech is difficult to understand.
- Your child shows frustration while talking to you or others and has a difficult time communicating wants and needs.
- Your child is not making eye contact when spoken to or is not responding to his/her name immediately and consistently.
- Does not play with other children and/or toys appropriately or is not interested in engaging with other children/toys.
- If your child has difficulty imitating sounds or words that you say to him/her.
- If your child has difficulty following directions or completing tasks.
- If your child is not putting words together to form meaningful sentences.
- If your child is not following conversational rules, like taking turns while talking, staying on the topic, appropriate eye contact while talking.
- If your child is not using language for a variety of purposes, like for making requests, greetings (hello & goodbye), giving information to you.