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Is Your Child's Speech Development A Concern? Podcast

Do you have concerns about your child's communication skills? Is your child not putting together sentences or not speaking at all? Join Better Speech on the new episode of the Autism Family Resource Podcast, where we discuss some of the red flags to watch out for, how to help your child and when to reach out to the speech-language pathologist.


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Episode highlights

When it comes to speech and communication development, children learn to express themselves by learning from us.

With children, language starts at the very beginning: understanding language before we can actually express language. So as little ones continue to grow their understanding, we're making eye-to-eye contact, as we're talking. There's turn-taking, and there's a back-and-forth to our language. And the same goes for their ability to understand when we follow directions.


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Some things to look out for are how your child responds to the information you are giving. When you call your child’s name does he/she respond? Does he/she look at your face? Does your child follow the directions you are giving? Does the response you’re getting show that your child understands what you are saying? Another thing to watch out for is whether your child is babbling or playing with the voice. Does he/she try to get your attention?

Just because they can't express themselves doesn't mean that they aren't able to understand and learn from the communication that we're providing them.

Key strategies to help your children with language development: keep talking to them, offer opportunities to play and to speak, encourage their ability to effectively communicate with us, or use Better Speech online Practice Library to develop their skills while playing games.


If you have any concerns about any type of delay it is in your best interest to consult a speech therapist. At Better Speech, we offer online speech therapy services convenient for you and tailored to your child's individual needs. Our services are affordable and effective - get Better Speech now.

 

About the Author

Lenora Edwards


I am ASHA Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist and Chief Knowledge Officer with Better Speech. Since obtaining my CCC’s in 2010, I have worked with individuals of all ages from little ones who are learning to understand and express themselves to adults who want to improve their speaking skills and become a more fluent and effective communicator. I love to teach and educate others, in my spare time I like reading, cooking and traveling!

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by Patricia D. Myers

I'm not an English native speaker and I wanted to improve my speech. Better Speech onboarding process is AWESOME, I met with different people before being matched with an AMAZING Therapist, Christina. My assigned therapist created a safe place for me to be vulnerable and made all the sessions fun and helpful. Thanks to her, I received great feedback from my clients.

by John L. Wilson

Better Speech is a great program that is easy to use from home and anywhere online. Shannon was amazing at engaging our shy son - and building on their relationship each session! Her commitment to knowing him improved his confidence to speak and practice more. Truly appreciate her dedication. She cares for her clients.

by Christy O. King

Better Speech is an excellent opportunity to improve your speech in the convenience of your home with flexible scheduling options. Our therapist Miss Lynda was nothing short of amazing! We have greatly appreciated and enjoyed the time spent together in speech therapy. Her kind, engaging and entertaining spirit has been well received. She will surely be missed.

by Patricia W. Lopez

This service is so easy, i signed up, got a therapist and got to set up an appointment right away that worked with my schedule. so glad to see that services like speech therapy are finally catching up to the rest of the convenience age! therapy is great, i can't believe how many good tips, exercises and methods in just the first session. really recommend it!

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