January 26, 2008
- Speech Language Evaluation Process
The evaluation process is different depending on the age of your child and I will divide this post into three sections: speech/language evaluations from birth to 3 (early intervention), speech/language evaluations for preschoolers (3-5) and the school age child.
Birth to 3 years:
If you suspect that your baby or toddler has a delay in the area of speech and or language development, please look into having him evaluated as soon as possible. Early intervention is so important and will often drastically reduce or eliminate the need for therapy as the child becomes school age. If you are unsure, perhaps an earlier post on language developmet guidelines and/or speech development guidelines will help you with that decision. Local early intervention programs serve children birth to three years old and are state funded. Click on this link to learn more about early intervention and find a program near you