Quiet kiddos often have the loudest minds
Whether children have language skills, they can sign, or they can point to a picture, they communicate. Even if they are non-verbal and not able to do any of these things, they can still communicate. And guess what? The so-called “meltdowns” …those are also a form of communication.
The job of Hopebridge’s licensed speech and language pathologists and SLP assistants is to teach our kiddos how to communicate what they want in a way that can be understood by others. This ranges from developing oral motor control to make sounds and words, all the way to participating in conversations to create meaningful relationships. We also offer augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children who may need a different way to find their voices.
If you have concerns, come to us early in your child’s developmental stages. While all children achieve milestones at different paces, it doesn’t hurt to ease your worries with a diagnostic or speech therapy evaluation. The effects could be life-changing.