Therapy for Preschool Speech and Language Delays

 

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2 days ago · When it comes to language delays, as many as 20% of children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old will experience some sort of a delay. 2  Sometimes simple speech delays are temporary and will resolve on their own with a little extra help from you and your family and other times your child will need intervention from a trained specialist. It is part of their preschool speech and language growth and development. It is when a pattern of usage that is out of the developmental norm can be seen in their speech or language that a red flag should be raised by teachers to decide if referral for speech therapy or language therapy assessment is necessary. Preschool Speech Language Services is a Community Rehabilitation, single discipline service for preschool age children (0-5 years) with primary speech and language delays/disorders.

According to the University of Michigan Health System, delayed speech or language development affects 5 to 10 percent of preschool-aged children. Types A language delay. The SLP (or speech therapist) will check your child’s speech and language skills.

The pathologist will do standardized tests and look for milestones in speech and language development. The SLP also will check: what your child understands (called receptive language). Free Speech Therapy Tools — Worksheets for Building Speech and Language: www.do2learn.com – terrific resource for kids with special needs.

Includes printables and worksheets designed for home and students who need help transitioning into a school setting. If you think that your child is having problems developing language, it’s important to get help right away. Early therapy can: improve your child’s readiness for school. improve your child’s self-esteem and confidence. prevent problems from getting worse. help your child get along with others. decrease frustration. If what your child says (expressive language) is the only delay, you may be given suggestions to help your child at home.

Formal speech therapy may also be recommended. If both what your child understands (receptive language) and what he or she says are delayed and a hearing test is normal, your child will need further evaluation. DAF, which stands for Delayed Auditory Feedback, is a speech and language therapy tool that was created to help people who speak at a fast rate to speak more slowly. DAF technology allows you to hear your speech in an altered manner. First, you record your voice.

Children with developmental language delays need support with receptive language skills. If you add emphasis, this helps clue them into the critical words and important information. A: Add a visual, gesture, or cue.

Children with developmental language.

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Many states have laws requiring such screening, and in those states where adequate early intervention is available, infants receiving services by 6 months of age are beginning kindergarten with receptive and expressive language skills commensurate with their hearing peers.

“Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration” by Fenwick W. English
from Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
by Fenwick W. English
SAGE Publications, 2006

The most inappropriate course of action would be to wait for the child to mature, delaying intervention until the child achieves readiness for a treatment program that relies on imitation procedures to teach new speech sounds.

“Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders” by Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, Susan Rvachew
from Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders
by Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, Susan Rvachew
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2018

If the child is attending a playgroup, nursery or children’s centre, but the speech and language therapy service is being offered within a clinical centre, the child’s key-worker or teacher is encouraged to observe at least one of the language group sessions.

“Speech and Language Therapy: The decision-making process when working with children” by Myra Kersner, Jannet A. Wright
from Speech and Language Therapy: The decision-making process when working with children
by Myra Kersner, Jannet A. Wright
Taylor & Francis, 2013

Language delay may require visits to a speech therapist for advice about language interaction between the child and significant adults.

“Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism” by Colin Baker
from Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
by Colin Baker
Multilingual Matters, 2011

Cognitive, speech, and language delays are commonly seen in children with this disorder, and enrollment in early childhood intervention programs should be arranged as soon after diagnosis as possible.

“Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing9: Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong
from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing9: Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong
Elsevier/Mosby, 2013

Referral to speech and language therapy may be made to assess developmental language delay.

“The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach” by Alan Carr
from The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach
by Alan Carr
Routledge, 1999

When the child has achieved fluent speech (severity ratings at home of 1 [normal fluency] and less than 1% syllables stuttered in the clinic), a maintenace program should be started, involving continued measurement at home and during gradually faded clinic visits.

“Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment” by Barry Guitar
from Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment
by Barry Guitar
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006

The three-year-old child with a diagnosis of CAS may receive four individual, 30-minute treatment sessions per week with an emphasis on facilitating speech praxis.

“Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition” by Margaret Fish
from Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition
by Margaret Fish
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2015

Intervention programs should assess the language, cognitive skills, auditory skills, speech, vocabulary and social–emotional development of all children with hearing loss at six-monthly intervals during the first three years of life, preferably using norm-referenced assessment tools.

“A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics E-Book” by Sandra Johnson
from A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics E-Book
by Sandra Johnson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

The therapist may go into the preschool classroom and work with your child or the whole class in order to address speech and language development skills.

“Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems” by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
from Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
Wiley, 2010

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  • hello Kayla….my son 3yrs 10 months old….nd with delayed speech..now he started to tell rhymes but the conversation has yet not started…what should I do?

  • I know this video is old but i just came across it and im getting excited just watching baby boy in the video progress. My son is 2 years old and was a preemie born at 29weeks and he has speech delay so this is EXTREMELY helpful

  • Hi I find this very helpful. My son just turned 3 and has a speech delay. What do you recommend to do to improve his speech? He does understand when I tell him to do something and he communicates by pointing and saying the few words he does know. Please any advice would be helpful

    We also speak to him in spanish and english so I dont know if that has to do with his speech delay

  • My son just started pre k he’s 4 still has a speech delay and since the start when I was enrolling him I was already worried so you have any tips for a preschooler with less vocab than other kids he’s around on a daily He loves to babble on about a lot but it’s hard for him to pronounce words when he’s tryna talk in sentences it hurts me a lot that he still can’t use his words in sentences

  • Can you do an overview video of your activity box of the contents. I am an E.C.E and a SAHM and homeschooling mom of 4. I am just interested in the contents to make sure there isn’t any ideas I am forgetting to add to my activity box for my youngest. My second oldest 12 had a stroke in utero and is delayed in speech and has hemi CP and epilepsy and we work on speech on a consistent basis and I have noticed my youngest who just turned two is also behind in speech and I am working with him as well on speech therapy. Thank you for all your helpful videos and teachings. You are appreciated more than you will ever know. Much love.

  • My daughter talks only when she wants to. She knows words but hasnt added much to her vocabulary since she was like 18 months. Shes said the same things and she is going to be 2 in august. I go over her body parts constantly and she will only say bey button everything else she just touches on wont say the word. Same with colors she can point not say them.

  • How old is this little one? This is like watching my son! I suspect my son has asd but maybe not? My son is 19 months so still young.

  • I’m so lost and confused. My daughter is exposed to three languages between my husband and I which includes English. She’s 26 months old and has not spoken a single word yet but she sings her nursery rhymes in English so well.

  • Hi mam. My child is 5 years and having ADHD. And also had speech delay. But now speech is okay, but no eye contact. Pls suggest some videos regarding that. It will be very helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • My daughter is a micropreemie she was born 26 weeks she is now over 17 month actual age and 14 adjusted age one area she is delayed is speech..just says one word..This video is really helpful..how old is the kid in this video?. is he below 2?

  • I really liked this lesson in trying to get him to talk. We have a 33 month old great-grandson who has autism and does not talk at all and this really gives me some good ideas I can try to use to get him talking. Thank you for making this video.

  • My two year old daughter cannot speak a single clear word, she can listen but cannot speak, is this normal, any suggestion or tips will really be helpful

  • I can’t wait to try this with my son. He is 18 months and can only say hot. Does not say hello, bye, mama or dada etc. I hope this helps him ��

  • I’m just wondering, has this child learned a word in this one session? My son whos 20 months uses only certain words (“that”, “book”, “mama”) and that would be the majority. But.. he’s great at following commands for example “get in your highchair”,”where’s your ba ba”, “close the door” and honestly tons of others im wondering after trying as many options as possible maybe when to expect progress. I know all children differ but maybe a ball park time frame

    Thanks this was very helpful
    -AN

  • I’m really confused as to why this 15 month old is receiving SLP services (unless this is an evaluation, of course) when he demonstrates developmentally appropriate social communication.

  • This video is really helpful. My two year old will be turning 3 in November, due to covid we can’t get help right now.

    He can say around 20 words but struggles with sentences but he understands everything. The exercises in this video look really helpful so will definitely be trying them

  • Hi please help me. Im a mother of a 2yr.old child. We speak filipino language. But whenever she watches nursery rhymes videos,she immediately does what the video is telling her to do. Like head shoulders knees and toes. Im confused.

  • My son is 2 years 2 months old. He doesn’t speak to tell me what he wants though he is using some words to express himself still not much. On the other hand, he says all ABC, 1 to 12, various colour names. He recognize all these things and even tells me many things like A for apple, B for ball etc but doesn’t use normal speech for daily activities with me like never ask for water or food, never calls mumma or dadda please give me this… Do I need to worry? Or should give hime more time?

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