“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.