May is Better Hearing & Speech Month, an annual occasion designed to raise awareness of hearing loss and speech problems. In keeping with that theme, the Speech & Hearing Associates speech-language pathology team is pleased to share some tips for helping children with communication difficulties thrive.
Every parent should know that the most crucial action they can take is to get their child professional support as soon as possible. If left unaddressed, speech and language issues can significantly affect a child’s academic success.
Help Your Child Thrive
Outside of school and during the summer, parents can encourage their child to do the following:
- Read daily
- Write in a journal
- Engage in outdoor and creative activities
These steps will improve a child’s communication, learning and social skills, in addition to letting them interact with others and limiting screen time.
Our Experts Can Help
We encourage parents of children with suspected speech issues to seek out a speech-language pathologist at Speech & Hearing Associates. We will conduct an evaluation to assess any communication delays and make recommendations for intervention.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us (800) 742-7551 or request an appointment today!