Has your child suffered from multiple ear infections? Do you have a feeling that your child’s speech is not developing as quickly as it should? Is your child’s speech not clear to you? Are his/her words flip flopped?
Maybe it is time that your child not matter what his/her age is be seen by a home based speech and language therapist. Having an evaluation is such good piece of mind. Children’s Hospital has a great evaluation department or you can request that your child be evaluated at home. Getting on the internet and looking up No Child Left Behind programs, Easter Seals, and Head Start programs in your area are great resources. There are private speech and language therapist’s like myself that have all of the testing materials for evaluations and home based speech services.
Being at home for speech therapy is very rewarding to the therapist, child, and caregiver. The caregiver is able to see how therapy can be done in the home. The speech therapist provides great ideas for using the “home” as everyday therapy. There are so many ideas in the home that aid in therapy: siblings, parents, all of the rooms in the house even outside, all the child’s toys and books. Even therapy is conducted at the park down the street from you.
So if you are thinking of home based therapy for your child no matter what his/her age from toddlers to teens. Try home based speech therapy.