Early Intervention for ToddlersThe toddler years (12 months to 3 years old) are a critical time in a child’s development. Research shows that early detection and treatment of delays involving communication skills can greatly improve a child’s chances of success in school and in life.
Every baby develops at a different pace, but most children acquire many of the same communication skills by 18 months of age. If you answer “no” to any of the following questions, it may be an early warning sign that your toddler is at risk for a communication delay and can benefit from PSLLC’s services. Please see our milestones brochures for more information.
Does your toddler:
- Follow simple, one-step commands?
- Understand simple verbs, such as “eat” and “sleep”?
- Understand simple questions (i.e., “Where is your shoe?”)
- Have trouble being understood?
- Point to or gesture to things he or she wants?
- Speak in one– or two–word sentences?
- Acknowledge the speech of another by giving eye contact, responding or repeating a word?
- Eat a variety of food textures?
Specializing in Early Intervention
Once a delay has been identified, it’s never too early to begin speech-language therapy with a certified speech-language pathologist. PSLLC specializes in helping children birth to three years old develop critical speech, language and feeding skills. Parents often take advantage of our effective early intervention therapy services in addition to county run early intervention programs.
One of our most popular programs, Toddler Talk, brings together small groups of children ages 18 months to three years and their parents/caregivers for fun-filled, creative activities that help accelerate their social and communication skills.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, please complete this form or call us at (609) 924-7080 or email to set up a consultation. When indicated, we will schedule your child for an individualized evaluation to determine the most appropriate therapy and recommendations.