Children who Benefit from Speech Pathology Services

A child may benefit from speech pathology services if he or she cannot communicate, socialize, or comprehend as well as other children at the same age. Speech pathology services are helpful in treating a variety communication needs. Therapy should be considered if an individual has difficulty with any of the following:

  • - Following directions
  • - Listening or keeping attention to spoken words
  • - Understanding words and books read
  • - Choosing appropriate words
  • - Making complete and grammatically correct sentences
  • - Socializing with peers
  • - Asking and answering questions
  • - Producing individual sounds in words
  • - Producing fluid smooth speech
  • - Keeping good loudness, pitch, volume of speech
  • - Taking turns in social situations
  • - Initiating and maintaining conversations with others