How Speech Therapy Fits into Early Intervention
Addresses the communication needs of a child through the identification and treatment of a disorder or delay in the development of speech and language skills; addresses swallowing disorders and feeding/eating skills; addresses the need for the use of assistive technology or communication devices or visual communication system.
Here is a list of resources that provide more information about the specific development paths and milestones for your child’s speech and language skills:
- Language Development Chart
- Milestones for Speech, Hearing, & Understanding
- Communication in Childhood Stages
What to Do If You’re Concerned About Your Child
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your child’s doctor or nurse as soon as you can.
If your child is between the ages of 0 (birth) to 3 years, get in touch with your local Early Intervention Program to start the process and see if he or she qualifies for services.
“If your child is over the age of 3, Right Start Children’s Services offers private services as well. Please contact us to find out how we can help.”
Use our list of service areas to know exactly which Early Intervention office to contact. If your child is eligible, request Right Start Children’s Services from your Service Coordinator.
We are available to answer all of your questions and give you the reassurance that you need.