Early Intervention

Speech Therapy for Young Children with Language Delays or Disorders

Improving skills, enhancing relationships, creating communication!

Early Intervention is a very specialized skill of working with babies, toddlers and young children.  I have 10 years of experience with this in the USA and Asia.

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Bachelor’s of Science – 2007

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Master’s of Science – 2010

“Why isn’t my 2 year old talking?”

Parents ask me this question all the time, and the answer can be difficult.  There are several possibilities including your child being a late talker, having a speech or language delay, having a Developmental Disorder (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), etc.) or having a neurogenic disease or disorder (stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), genetic disorder).

For some of these having a Speech-Language Pathologist is enough support, but for others it takes a team effort.  When you contact me we can discuss exactly how I can help your child and what other professionals should be involved in order to give your child the best chance to succeed.

If you already have other professionals on your team, or on the team you are building, I will happily work with them to make sure we are supporting each other and your child’s skills together.  If you do not yet have a team I can refer you to other professionals who you can meet with and decide if they are right for you.

In both cases we will focus on a ‘Family First’ approach that follows the needs and wants that you have.  We will make sure that all of the strategies and techniques we use are comfortable for you and fit into your family life.

What Should You Do?

Late Talker

If your child is a late talker it doesn’t mean I can’t support you.  Your concerns are valid and I will take them seriously.  We can find ways that help you to encourage your child’s speech and language skills.

Speech and Language Delays

If your child has delayed speech or delayed language I can help you understand the specific problems and to develop a plan to overcome those problems.  We will work on techniques and strategies to improve your child’s speech and language.

Developmental Disorders

If your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder, or another diagnosed disorder, it takes a team effort to give him or her the best chance of success.  We will talk about connecting with a Developmental Pediatrician, Occupational Therapist, and other professionals to create a ‘Whole Child’ program that supports your child in every aspect of his or her life.  I take this very seriously because the work we do today creates your child’s future.

Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders

Even young children can suffer strokes, head injuries or other acquired neurogenic disorders.  We can work together to use the power of neuroplasticity to help your child redevelop lost skills and develop new skills.  I have worked both as a clinician as well as a Program Director in facilities that specialize in acquired neurogenic speech and language disorders and I have worked with countless children on rehabilitation.

About Seth Koster

Seth Koster is a Speech-Language Pathologist and sought after international speaker.

He has lectured and taught at universities and hospitals in the United States and Asia on topics including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

He has worked in early intervention, educational, and medical settings, both as a clinician as well as a Program Director.

He currently runs an online private practice, serving clients throughout the world.

Seth Koster, M.S. CCC-SLP