Parenting a child with speech/language delays or difficulties

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Rozanne Israel.

Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • How to identify signs that your child may be speech/language delayed compared to the average child his/her age.
  • Reasons why your child may be experiencing speech/language difficulties.
  • What’s the difference between a speech versus a language concern.
  • What steps to take in order to have your child assessed and by whom
  • Why a formal assessment may be key to getting your child the help he/she needs
  • The tests that may be used to assess your child
  • Various types of speech/language delays or difficulties e.g. stuttering, voice disorders, receptive language delay, expressive language delay, phonological delay, articulation difficulty, motor speech disorder
  • Treatment approaches to dealing with speech/language delays or difficulties in children.
  • Your emotional reaction to learning that your child has a speech/language delay or difficulty.
  • How to advocate on your child’s behalf at school and outside of school
  • Dos and don’ts when dealing with a child who has a speech/language delay or difficulty.
  • What resources and supports are available to you and your child.