Does My Child Need Speech and Language Therapy?

How Do You Know?

A formal evaluation and clinical observations conducted by a certified Speech and Language Therapist can determine the need for speech and/or language therapy. If you suspect that your child may need speech therapy, call NJ STEPS to find out about a FREE screening to determine if a formal evaluation is necessary. However, the most critical time period for speech development is between one and three years of age.  Never wait to get help for your child if you suspect a problem.

Have your child’s hearing tested

If you find that you have to repeat yourself or talk loudly to get your child’s attention, or if your child’s speech is impaired, please visit your pediatric Ear Nose and Throat doctor to have your child’s hearing tested by a certified audiologist.