3 tips to help manage your child’s language delays

We’re all dealing with tough stuff right now. Having a child who is struggling with their language can make things even more challenging for you. Together we can start to get you some relief. To help you manage your child’s symptoms before your appointment, we wanted to share some strategies you can start using today.

Here are 3 tips to help you get started:

  • Whenever you interact with your child, first make sure that you have their attention. Get closer to them if they are across the room, get face-to-face, wait until they are looking at you before speaking. 
  • Supplement what you are saying with pointing/showing objects or pictures of what you are talking about.
  • When looking at books with your child, model how you would talk about/think about what’s happening in the book. For example, “She got scared so she hid under the covers!”

We’ve seen this be helpful for many children. It may take a little while, but it can really help! We know this is tough stuff, and we’ll be here with you every step of the way. We can’t wait to start moving forward, together. See you soon!