FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS SPEECH THERAPY?
All children develop at different rates and excel in different areas. Some children walk and talk early, while some don't. The best way to determine if your child needs speech therapy is to get them evaluated by a Speech-Language Pathologist. Click here to view ASHA milestones that pertain to your child's age.
If you're in doubt about whether your child needs speech therapy, call us! We will be happy to discuss current milestones and develop an appropriate plan for your child.
SHOULD I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING MY TODDLER IS SAYING?
It is not expected for adults to understand everything that a toddler says. Toddlers are in the process of learning language, which means that all of their communication may not always be accurate. You can help facilitate language by modeling the word they are trying to say and by providing lots of opportunities for them to practice. Toddlers are just practicing speech so we don't expect them to be perfect.
WHAT AGES DO YOU SEE?
My Turn specializes in pediatric speech therapy, from birth to approximately 16.
WHAT DOES AN EVALUATION CONSIST OF AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
A speech and language evaluation typically consists of standardized testing. Standardized testing compares your child skills to the skills of his/her same-aged peers. Our evaluations generally cover six main areas of speech and language development: articulation, expressive language, receptive language, pragmatic language, voice, and fluency.
Here at My Turn we understand that traditional evaluation methods may not be the best way to evaluate the skills of your child. A comprehensive case history, observation, and parent interview are always conducted to assist with painting a true picture of your child's speech and language skills.
Evaluations are scheduled for two hours.
HOW OFTEN WILL MY CHILD COME FOR THERAPY AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Each child is unique in their speech and language abilities. The frequency and duration of therapy are determined based on the results of a comprehensive evaluation. Therapy can be provided multiple times a week or occasionally on a consult basis.