Do you suspect that your child may have a speech and/or language delay? Has your child's teacher or pediatrician expressed concerns that your child is not meeting his or her speech/language developmental milestones? Here are some steps to take for finding the right help:
1. Do your own research
Become familiar with what the expectations are for a child's speech and language developmental milestones. If you simply go on the internet and Google "developmental milestones" or "speech and language milestones", there are many websites, charts, and handouts you can find that map out the chronological age that your child should be meeting each milestone. Be sure to gain knowledge about your child's development from credible resources. This will give you a good idea of whether or not you think it's time to seek speech therapy.