Parent’s role in speech and language development

Parents are the key teachers for their children. Therefore, parents and/or caretakers are encouraged to sit in with their child during the treatment sessions so that therapy can be a collaboration between the speech therapist and the family.  

A child who is surrounded by speech and language all the time usually learns language skills faster. Talking to and reading to your child will have a big effect on how well your child is able to communicate. Talk about what you are doing, what you see, what your child is doing, and what your child sees.

Take time to listen to your child. Children have a lot to share and require feedback from their caretakers. Respond to your child, children need to know that you are listening and care.