How should I know if I should be concerned with my child’s speech and/or language skills?  

Speech-Language Pathologists follow developmental milestones when working with children.  We are always working to ensure children are meeting specific milestones at certain ages.  Please see the link below if you would like to take a look at certain milestones for your child.  If your child is meeting all milestones, but you still have some concerns with your child’s speech, language, and/or behavioural skills, please do not hesitate to contact myself.  

 

If my child isn’t meeting developmental milestones, why should I be concerned?  

Developmental milestones are important behaviours and skills children do as they grow and develop.  Some common developmental milestones include rolling over, crawling, a child’s first word, and walking.   Please note, there will always be some variability in when children meet developmental milestones, but it is important to keep an eye on these skills as missing many milestones puts a child at risk for difficulties later in life.  

 

Where can I find a credible list of speech and language milestones?  

Please see the following website for more information on developmental milestones for children aged birth to five.  If you are ever unsure if you should be concerned with your child’s developmental milestones, please do not hesitate to contact myself for a free consultation.  

Speech and Language Milestones by SAC (Speech-Language and Audiology Canada)

 

Do I need a doctors referral to access Prairie Basic’s services?  

No you do not need a doctors referral to access Prairie Basic Speech and Language Services; however, it is always a good idea to let your doctor know if you are working with a Speech-Language Pathologist on an ongoing basis.