Receptive Language Development

toddler vocabulary

A recent article by the NY Daily News listed 25 “must have” words for toddlers.  It’s not surprising that this list is comprised of people, things, social sayings, and descriptions that a child comes into contact with and hears on a regular basis.  These words are important and reinforcing to the child and heard repetitively. […]

speech and language

Speech & Company had the chance to sit down with Mabel’s Labels co-founder, Julie Cole to discuss speech and language milestones.   “What milestones should I be looking for in my 2 year old?” “What sounds should my child be saying when entering kindergarten?”   AND MORE! For further information on speech, language and literacy […]

Speech Therapist helping child

It’s that time of year again. Like most parents, you are likely finally catching your breath from the back to school whirlwind….or you may not even be quite there yet.   Then, progress reports come. Some of you may have expected some struggles, and others may be surprised by the new struggles your child is experiencing. […]

Speech Therapy for Kids

Does your child have the skills to enter kindergarten? Parents often worry that their preschoolers may not have the preparation or maturity needed to succeed in today’s kindergarten programs. Not all children entering kindergarten will have the same skills and needs, however, there are a number of activities you as a parent can do to help […]

Bilingual Children

Bilingualism and your child’s language development. Your native language is Spanish, and you want to teach your child to speak both English and Spanish but you worry it will cause confusion and language delay. I’m here to tell you, not to worry! Teach your child your native language. Not only are there multiple cognitive benefits […]

In-home speech therapy

By the time children reach school age, they should be talking in full grammatically correct sentences. Long gone are the days of 1-2 word phrases and “baby talk”. Although children in Kindergarten may still present with some developmentally appropriate articulation difficulties, strangers should be able to understand them 100% of the time. Literacy acquisition also […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Early intervention is critical for children with communication problems. A Speech-Language Pathologist can help by assessing your child to determine if his/her speech and language skills are age appropriate, providing play based intervention, parent strategies and resources.   Frequently Asked Questions: What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? A Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech therapist or SLP for short, […]

Speech and Language Milestones

Speech and Language Milestones   “When should my child say his/her first words?” “Is this typical for his/her age?” These are common questions Speech-Language Pathologists receive from parents of young children. May is Speech and Hearing month and a great opportunity to ensure your child is meeting his/her speech and language goals. The following is a […]