Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Your child may have an underlying problem with communication if he or she:

  • Began talking later than expected
  • Is performing below expectations in the classroom
  • Is having difficulty learning to read
  • Cannot seem to express his or her thoughts and ideas
  • Has problems understanding others and following directions
  • Doesn’t pick up on obvious social cues
  • Has problems taking tests
  • Says “huh” often and needs things repeated frequently
  • Does not respond consistently to sounds

If you suspect that your child has a speech, language or hearing disorder, start by meeting with your child’s teacher(s) and school principal to voice your concerns. If you would like an evaluation to determine whether a disorder may be the source of communication difficulty, feel free to contact us.