Is your child difficult to understand? Does he have a hard time telling you what he wants and gets easily frustrated at his difficulty communicating?
Identifying a communication disorder in a child can be difficult, but knowing the signs is helpful in getting your child the help they need quicker. Some signs of a language disorder can include no smiling or interacting, having trouble reading or writing and not easily understanding words. What parents can do to help their child is to listen, read, play and talk about what you are doing to help a child understand communication.
This video will help describe what it can be like if your child has a communication disorder:
Here at Windom Area Health, our speech therapist can evaluate your child and work with you and your child to promote their speech and language skills. Our process starts with our therapist first talking with your child’s doctor about a referral to speech therapy. Then, our therapist will schedule an evaluation to discuss a plan for services and determine a therapy schedule that works for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 507-831-0634. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Blog Written By: JoAnn Anderson, CCC-SLP