Red Flags

Not sure whether your child needs speech therapy? Check out our red flags.

Littles: 18 months-3 years

  • Lack of eye contact

  • Inappropriate play (lack of desire to play with other children, difficulty using toys for intended purpose)

  • Frequent temper tantrums

  • Limited vocabulary: less than 50 words at 18 mos., 200 words at 2 yrs., or 1,000 words at 3 yrs.

Pre-school: 4-5 years

  • Difficulty with producing speech sounds

  • Difficulty combining words and speaking in sentences

  • Frequent temper tantrums

  • Inappropriate play (lack of desire to play with other children, difficulty using toys for intended purpose)

School Aged: 6-12 years

  • Difficulty with producing speech sounds

  • Difficulty formulating sentences (use of vocabulary, grammar, syntax)

  • Difficulty understanding verbal instructions

  • Difficulty making and maintaining relationships with others

Teens: 13-18 years

  • Difficulty with producing speech sounds

  • Difficulty with understanding social cues (body language, emotions/feelings of others, etc.)

  • Limited of safety awareness

  • Inappropriate judgement (appropriate vs. inappropriate situations and topics)