Service Spotlight: Late Talkers
Updated: May 18, 2022
Early Language Parent Training
Sometimes it's more than just being a "late talker". This program combines Early Language Intervention with parental education, support and empowerment. Early Intervention Parent Training via Telehealth is proven to improve outcomes for children who are not meeting speech and language milestones. This parent training course is a 1 on 1 session with the speech therapist, aimed at education and support for the parent of children ages 1-3 with varying degrees of involvement opportunities for the child as they get older. The SLP educates parents on developmental milestones, and teaches therapeutic techniques they can apply to everyday communication opportunities; while providing a safe space for counseling and support for new (and not-so new) parents. Parents report an ability to become more engaged with their child's speech and language development than in traditional early intervention therapy models.