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Speech & Language Classes

When is speech-language evaluation recommended?

If you are concerned about your child’s

communication development, general guidelines for when to schedule an evaluation include when a child:

  • Does not use single words by 15 months
  • Does not use 50 words or 2-word phrases (ex. “more cookie”) by 24 months
  • Does not follow two-step directions (ex. “Get your coat and shoes”) by two years of age.
  • Is not understood 90% of the time when speaking by four years old or is easily frustrated because others cannot understand him/her
  • Has difficulty interacting with peers
  • Has difficulty with memory or problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates stutter-like tense repetitions of words or sounds (ex. “I I I I wa- want a cookie”) or produces words that sound “stuck” or “pushed,” especially if these behaviors last 6 months or longer and/or if the child has a negative reaction to his/her speech
  • Has a rough, breathy, or strained voice
  • Sounds “nasally” or too much air is leaking through the nose when talking

What we offer.

Our mission is to provide quality one-on-one

speech-language classes for children ages 2 - 4 in the child’s natural environment to help students reach their full potential. We offer classes that are tailored to each student’s need, such as:

  • Articulation/speech - (pronunciation and talking) is the ability to physically move the tongue, lips, teeth and jaw to produce sequences of speech sounds, which make up words and sentences.
  • Receptive Language - refers to how your child understands language.
  • Expressive Language - refers to how your child uses words to express himself/herself.
  • Early Literacy - refers to the development of skills students need in order to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. These skills include vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy, to name a few.

What to expect.

During a 15 - 30 minutes evaluation, we will

administer a standardized speech or language

testing which typically involves identifying

pictures, following directions, answering

questions, and describing pictures.

Based on the results of your child’s evaluation,

articulation/speech or language classes may be

recommended. Classes are 30 minutes long.

Speech class activities typically include

working on sounds in simple syllables (ex. “me”) then progressing to more complex

words (ex. “mommy”), phrases, sentences and

ultimately conversational speech. In cases, where the child has pronunciation issues, we will work on developing the letters the child is missing for his/her developmental age.

In language classes we may work on, following directions, understanding conversation, answering questions, understanding stories, using correct verb tenses, pronouns, plurals, etc., understanding and responding appropriately to social situations.

Call now to schedule a FREE evaluation!

What Customers Are Saying About Our Childcare Services

My 2 year old daughter loves this school. I find the director and teachers to be very kind and caring. Since attending this school, my daughter’s speaking skills has improved drastically, she’s been more able to form complete sentences. They have taught her to become more independent, she became fully potty trained. She’s always happy when it’s time to go to school. Thank you for what you do and thank you for caring for our little ones! God bless 🙏

Sandra J | February 2022

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