This guide helps parents escort an infant, toddler, or young child with speech difficulties through therapy and into stronger speaking and reading skills. It depicts how to distinguish between normal and abnormal development of speech sounds, how to find correct therapy help, and how to assist the child in pleasant ways with over 50 language-strengthening games. Topics include how speech sounds develop, causes of articulation difficulties, language development with expanding use of words, reading vs. speaking, encouraging the child to talk, awareness of sound sequences and letter recognition, and related issues. This is an ideal way to maximize parental support when a child is receiving therapy from a speech and language pathologist.
Author: Dorothy Dougherty