In today's world, your child doesn't need an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) to see a speech language therapist. Speech and language problems affect anyone at any age. Some children may be identified at a very early age as needing support services, while others may go through most of their elementary or middle school life without ever presenting a problem. Some students show no indication of difficulty until the middle or even high school years when language becomes complex and reading material becomes abstract.
Middle school students and teenagers sometimes experience new or subtle difficulties with school assignments. You may notice that they don't seem to "get" higher levels of social language, especially with their peers.
As parents, we begin to worry about how they will present themselves for a college interview or their first job interview. Will my son be able to respond quickly to questions? Will my daughter answer open ended questions in an organized manner?
Depending on how old your child is, your questions and concerns could be quite different. From "Shouldn't my child be saying more words?" to "How will he be ready for his college interviews?", I am happy to answer any questions you have, evaluate specific areas of concern, and provide therapeutic intervention or recommendations necessary.