As parents, we’ve all had those moments where we feel that something isn’t quite right with our kids. Call it Mother’s intuition or Father’s intuition, call it whatever you like but whatever you call it, be sure to listen to it.
If you have suspicions that your child isn’t where they should be developmentally compared to his/her peers then the Free Screening from Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates may be just the thing that you need. They offer a free 15 minute, face to face, in office screening with one of their certified speech/language pathologists, certified occupational therapist and/or certified physical therapist that will allow you to get a better pulse of what’s going on with your child.
They offer screenings to children ages 3-15. According to Michelle Jones, MA, CCC-SLP, their Director of Therapy, 10% of all kids have some type of speech or language delay. Fine motor skill issues like handwriting or shoe tying can be addressed, in addition to self-regulation issues like not being able to sit still or sit criss-cross applesauce. Don’t let the name fool you. They offer much more than just speech therapy.
Studies show that the earlier these issues are identified and treatment begins, the easier it is to treat them and the more likely you are to achieve a successful outcome. Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates has 3 locations (Littleton, Centennial, Aurora) and the screenings can be done at any of them, according to Bryan Shephard, President of Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates.
There are possible two outcomes from the screening, either of which, you will know by the end of the screening. The first outcome is that you get the all clear from the therapist and gain the peace of mind that you have been looking for. The second outcome is that you have your suspicions validated and get answers to some of your questions answered but are referred on for a complete evaluation to find out more. Either way, you will leave knowing more than you did 15 minutes earlier when you walked through the door. To us, this seems like time well spent and who can argue with free?
Visit their website @ Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates (www.ColoradoSpeechTherapy.com) to learn more.
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