At Erin Harty Speech-Language Pathology, PC, we believe in early intervention over the ‘wait-and-see’ approach. Speech, language, and hearing disorders are among the most common disabilities in the United States.
early warning signs
I encourage parents/caregivers to consider their child’s communication health. Problems achieving academically, as well as social or behavioral issues in school, may be the result of an undiagnosed speech, language, hearing or OM disorder. It is important for parents and caregivers to be attuned to the early warning signs of these conditions. Some signs and symptoms include the following:
Parent/Caregiver Education and Training
We not only work with your child, but we also work with you, the parents/caregivers, providing you training and education. Your clinician will teach you how to help your child verbally communicate, utilize American Sign Language (ASL) and/or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). As SLPs, we work within the hierarchy of speech and language acquisition. Your clinician will train you how to elicit pointing, sounds, syllables, words, and phrases. (S)he will meet your child at his or her current level and build upon the current skills while challenging to increase appropriate non-verbal and verbal communication, training, educating, and supporting your family along the way.