Early Language Delays
There are various stages and milestones children move through as they develop speech and language skills including expressive language and receptive language. Expressive language refers to communicating both verbally (e.g., speaking) and nonverbally (e.g., signing). Receptive language refers to comprehending and processing language. Speech therapy can help children who experience delays in meeting these important milestones in both expressive language and receptive language.
Who May Benefit from Speech Therapy for Early Language Delays:
If your child is having difficulty meeting these early language milestones, it may be beneficial to seek a speech and language valuation from a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP), or “speech therapist.” An SLP can create an individualized treatment plan that incorporates your child’s strengths and targets any areas of concern to boost his or her language.