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Common Questions

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You may have a lot on your mind during your child’s first visit, and it may help to have questions in mind ahead of time. We have 5 questions you should ask, but remember that you know your child best. So you may have additional questions based on your child’s needs and your family’s situation.

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Free Screenings

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FREE Speech, Language and Hearing Screens

Our children’s communicative needs are just too important to be put off; so we have made our screenings free.¬† We can’t promise they will always be free, but we will keep them so as long as we can.

Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year at local preschools, daycares and in our Dacula Clinic.

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Milestones For Speech

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)