It is a good idea for parents and caregivers to perform an initial assessment of children to determine whether a formal evaluation is needed.

How do I know if my child needs therapy?

A child may need an SLP if:

The child's speech difficult to understand ?

He does not communicate his/her basic wants and needs?

She does not speak in 3-4 word sentences?

He does not use as many words as his peers?

She covers her ears when in classroom or crowds?

He only eats certain foods or has difficulty swallowing?

If she is struggling academically with reading comprehension