Learning & Growing Since 1997
Referral for Preschool Screenings
Speech Therapy services are available for qualifying three and four year olds. If you suspect your child may have a speech/language problem please contact Betsy McCullough in Special Services at 476-8222 to request a Preschool Referral Packet.
Recognizing Speech & Language Problems Early
Concern should be expressed when any one of the following conditions exist. It is advised that you consult a speech pathologist if the child:
- is not talking by the age of 2.
- has speech that is largely unintelligible after age 3.
- is leaving off many beginning consonant sounds after age 3.
- is still not using two- to three-words sentences by age 3.
- uses mostly vowels in his/her speech.
- consistently is leaving off word endings after age 5.
- is embarrassed and disturbed by his speech at any age.
- is noticeably dysfluent (stutters) after age 4.
- has a voice that is monotone, too loud, too soft, or of a poor quality that may indicate hearing loss.
- has a vocal quality that is too low or too high for his/her age and/or gender.
- consistently sounds as if the child is talking through his/her nose, or as if he/she had a cold.
- has speech that is abnormal in rhythm, rate, an/or inflection after age 5.