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Why Choose Us

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Parent and teacher coaching, evaluations and consultations are all provided using the most effective approaches and best practices. We routinely ask for feedback from parents and providers about our work.

All therapists are certified and are well known for therapy. We have developed  innovative and effective approaches working with children and families.

Testimonial

We cannot say enough to explain how wonderful the people at RightStart are. Our son has been going to them for over a year and a half and they have helped him in a tremendous way. Not only did they help him to speak, but they made it to where he looks forward to going to therapy. They work with him based on his needs and likes, not just on what a text book says. You can tell they truly care about the kids they are working with and the families too. I am very grateful to RightStart for all the ways they have helped my son and would recommend them to everyone.

Kaden S.
(Mom)

Free Screenings

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Our children’s communicative needs are just too important to be put off; so we have made our screenings free.

Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year at local preschools, daycares and in our Snellville Clinic. Our goal is to identify any speech-language-hearing delays or difficulties as early as possible. Early intervention is “key” in providing children with the skills to communicate in the world around them as well as growing and developing into their full potential. We recommend that your child be at least age 3 to participate in the screening, however evaluations are available to all children no matter what age. Just submit the form below so that we may contact you or call our office for more information. Please call (770) 995-9600 for more information.

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Milestones For Speech/Feeding

Find the proper development stage under each age.

3 Months

- Responds to adult interactions
- Seeks to make eye contact with adults
- Begins to “coo” and “gurgle”
- Vocalizes to adult’s smile and talk
- Responds to stimulation in and around the mouth

6 Months

- Responds to sounds other than voices
- Recognizes own name
- Begins to babble consonant-vowel combinations
- Takes turns vocalizing
- Vocalizations sound more “speech like” (babbling becomes more complex with practice)
- Eats pureed foods from a small spoon
- Holds a bottle independently

9 Months

- Gives objects upon request
- Understands simple questions (“Want up?”)
- Looks at pictures in a book
- Much more complex vocalizations (sounds like a conversation)
- Begins to say a few words
- Cleans spoon with his/her upper lip
- Begins to self feed using fingers
- Begins eating soft table foods

12 Months

- Identifies objects in the environment
- Follows one-step directions
- Says more words spontaneously
- Imitates new words
- Uses toys and objects functionally (pushes a toy, attempts to brush own hair)
- Drinks through a straw
- Bites through crunchy cookies and crackers

18 Months

- Produces at least fifteen words
- Uses consonants such as t, d, n, and h
- Understands 50 words
- Pretends with toys (pretends to feed a doll using a block for food)
- Moves food in his/her mouth from side to side as they chew
- Drinks out of open cup

24 Months

- Produces at least 50 words
- Uses two-word phrases frequently
- Follows a two-step related command (“pick up the ball and roll it to me.”)
- Pretends in two-step sequences (pretends to give a doll a drink & wipe its mouth)
- Feeds him/herself using a spoon

36 Months

- Produces at least 500 words
- Answers “wh” questions (“what did you eat for lunch?)
- Begins to use grammatical forms (plurals, past-tense verbs, pronouns)
- Produces all speech sounds correctly except s, z, sh, ch, j, th, l, and r
- 80% understandable
- Consumes a variety of liquids and solids

4 Years

- Follows multi-part directions
- Begins to play rhyming games (“what rhymes with bat?)
- Can tell about experiences in the correct sequence
- Produces all speech  sounds correctly except r and “th” – 100% understandable
- Eating advanced textures with minimal supervision from caregiver

5 Years

- Has a minimum expressive vocabulary of 1500 words
- Can tell a story (includes a beginning, middle, and end)
- Defines objects by their use and can talk about their features (size, shape, composition)