Are you concerned that your child has not yet started using real words or has not begun putting words together such as “more milk?” Do strangers have a hard time understanding your two or three year old? Does it seem like other children your child’s age speak better than he does? Does your young child stutter and you would like advice as to how best to help him at home? Are you certain that your child’s IEP goals are the best ones for him? Are you dissatisfied with your child’s progress in therapy? Is it possible to learn ways to help your child so that he may not need therapy?
Research has shown that children who have good communication skills are more successful socially and academically. Importantly, there is a lot parents can do to help their child progress. There are many strategies and techniques parents can use to advance their young children’s communication skills, from infancy to the time children are ready for kindergarten. The best part is that parents can learn to do this while casually interacting with their child. After all, parents are their child’s first therapists.
There are many options available to parents today. Parents can consult with their pediatrician, a speech pathologist, search for answer on the web, talk to their child’s preschool teacher or read books. But what is the best option? A consultation with Ms. Raz can help parents sift through all the information they have received and enable parents to take the direction that will be the most beneficial for their child.