By the age of three, children have acquired the basic forms of grammar and by age six, produce the standard speech sounds of our language. But some children do not develop their communication skills as easily as others or at the same rate as their peers. Speech therapy helps to bridge the critical gap in developmental delays so that a child can communicate his or her needs, understand the world, and develop confidence in a skill that is critical for academic and personal success.
Speech therapy can assist a child in developing receptive and expressive language skills for:
- Delayed speech and language
- Articulation errors
- Auditory processing skills
- Phonemic awareness for reading