I’ve been thinking about boys and speech. Maybe it’s because my nephew is in speech therapy, maybe it’s because my friend’s son is too or maybe it’s because I have concerns about my own 6-year-old.
Do boys talk later than girls? What can I do as a parent to support speech development? And where do I start if I’m concerned?
Today I am chatting with Sarah Armstrong a Speech and Language pathologist with over 22 years of experience. We are talking about the role of a Speech and Language pathologist, understanding speech development, boys and speech, identifying a delay and supporting speech growth.
- Visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association asha.org to find therapists and for more information on speech disorders
- Visit speakingofspeech.com or teacherspayteachers.com to find resources for helping your own child with speech
- Want to hear more from Sarah? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or find Sarah Oakden Armsrong on Linked In
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (2:00)
- What is a Speech Language Pathologist? (7:50)
- Speech vs. Language (10:35)
- Stages of Development (13:23)
- Do boys talk later? (17:05)
- Identifying a Delay (21:37)
- Where to get a diagnosis (25:50)
- The importance of Early Intervention (28:08)
- Speech Delay and its relation to other learning delays (29:48)
- How to catch up (32:40)
- What to look for in a good therapist (36:03)
- Speech and older kids (40:33)
- School Therapy vs. Private (42:50)
- Supporting Speech Development in all children (45:08)
- Things Parents Should or Shouldn’t do (50:03)
- Resources (57:30)