We have big news to share!
Play & Talk Bilingual Therapy’s brand-new clinic in Glendale is now open in Montrose Plaza at 2233 Honolulu Ave., Ste. 202.
About Play & Talk Bilingual Therapy
Play & Talk Bilingual Therapy’s mission is to provide both clinical and home-based bilingual (English, Spanish, Persian, Armenian, Korean, Russian, French, Mandarin and Vietnamese) speech-language services to the L.A. area pediatric population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication skills.
When to see a Speech Pathologist
Language is one of the most important skills that children develop.
There are several red flags that parents should notice in determining whether their child requires speech-language intervention:
Inability to Make Eye Contact
Most babies start to make eye contact at around three months of age. If an infant fails to make eye contact in the first six months, an immediate consultation is recommended.
Limited Social Interaction
Babies tend to babble between the ages of 4–7 months, make gestures such as pointing between 7–12 months and have an understanding of what parents are saying between 7 months–2 years.
Sometimes children are unable to express their wants and needs, so they use their body language to talk.
Not Talking at the Expected Age
If your child is 18 months old and is not saying at least 10 words, ask for help, because the sooner you get help, the sooner your child will start talking.
Parents are unable to understand what their child is saying between the ages of 18 months–2 years.
Inability to combine two or more words together by age 2.
By age 2, most children understand more than 300 words.
If your child has trouble understanding simple sentences, such as “get your coat,” it may be time to see a speech therapist.
Number of Sounds
Difficulty making “easy” sounds, such as “P,” “B,” and “M” or saying words between the ages of 2.5–4 years.