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Pediatric Speech Therapy

Speech & Language Milestones

Speech and milestones can be used as a general template to assess a child’s development and to assist with early detection of speech or language problems. If concerns arise regarding a child’s ability to meet these milestones, a speech and language evaluation from a professional may be warranted. Implementing therapy in a timely manner will likely facilitate healthy development of language skills. 

Source: CDC.Gov

0-12 months:

  • Looks at the right picture or thing when it’s named
  • Starts to use things correctly; for example, drinks from a cup, brushes hair
  • Follows simple directions like “pick up the toy”
  • Says “mama” and “dada” and exclamations like “uh-oh!”
  • Uses simple gestures, like shaking head “no” or waving “bye-bye” 

12-24 months:

  • Gets excited when with other children
  • Plays mainly beside other children, but is beginning to include other children, such as in chase games
  • Says sentences with 2 to 4 words
  • Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.” 
  • Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog
  • 3 years:
  • Separates easily from mom and dad
  • Understands the idea of “mine” and “his” or “hers”
  • Says words like “I,” “me,” “we,” and “you” and some plurals (cars, dogs, cats)
  • Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps
  • Can name most familiar things
  • Plays make-believe with dolls, animals, and people

4 years:

  • Would rather play with other children than by himself
  • Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using “he” and “she”
  • Understands the idea of “same” and “different”
  • Tells you what he thinks is going to happen next in a book 

5 years: 

  • Is aware of gender
  • Tells a simple story using full sentences
  • Knows about things used every day, like money and food
  • Can tell what’s real and what’s make-believe
  • More likely to agree with rules

Source: CDC.GOV

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    Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    We strive to facilitate improved speech sound production and to facilitate social interactions and form meaningful relationships with peers and family.


    Receptive and Expressive Language Delay

    Speech Therapy

    Implementing therapy in a timely manner will likely facilitate healthy development of language skills.


    Social Communication Disorder

    Social Communication Disorder

    Social communication disorder is defined by patients’ challenges utilizing verbal and nonverbal languages for social purposes.




    Stuttering is a complicated communication disorder seen in both adults and children, and often is associated with a person’s ability to produce ongoing fluent speech.


    Developmental Apraxia of Speech

    Developmental Apraxia of Speech

    Developmental Apraxia of Speech is an impairment of speech production at the motor level that affects children’s phonological development.


    Articulatory and Phonological Disorders

    Cognitive Disorders

    Speech sound disorders are very treatable and a qualified speech therapist is trained to complete a detailed assessment of each speech sound produced and can provide treatment strategies for appropriate placement and accurate production of the sound.


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