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What can parents do to help their child with a language delay?

Updated: Nov 5, 2019

If your child is between 0-5 years-old and presents with a communication delay, you are probably wondering what you can do to help them make progress as quickly as possible. Without appropriate intervention, children with speech and language delays are put at risk for decreased social interactions and difficulty with reading and writing skills later in life. At Thrive Speech and Language, we offer a program called, It Takes Two to Talk. Parents who have completed It Takes Two To Talk report improvements in their interactions with their child, and significant improvements in their child’s communication, interaction and play skills.

Research shows that parents can learn to implement strategies which result in meaningful differences for their children, including language learning. Most importantly, children’s communication development is accelerated when parents use these strategies. Results of this evidence-based program include:

- increased ability to interact and take turns

- larger vocabularies

- more multi-word sentences

- more speech sounds

If you are concerned about your child's communication development and want to jump start their progress, call Thrive Speech and Language Therapy today at 630-492-1112.


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