As a parent, you are the person who is most aware of your child’s growth and development. If you have a sense that your child is struggling to develop fundamental spoken language (listening skills, comprehension, speaking) or the abilities related to literacy – reading and writing – then trust your gut feelings and instincts.
If your child is in any type of school setting – whether it is a preschool, primary, middle, or secondary – speak to a teaching staff member to learn how your child is progressing and to convey your concerns. A school-based Speech-Language Pathologist may be an important advocate for your child.
Speech-Language Pathologists can have a wealth of knowledge about not only spoken language, but also literacy and the effect of language and literacy difficulties in the classroom.
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