Little Steps Speech & Language Clinic Opens New Location in Rego Park
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“What parents should look at is whether the child is communicative, whether the child is trying to communicate verbally rather than gesturally with others,” advises Samuels. “If the child doesn’t speak at least 25-30 clear words by the age of one and a half, the parents should seek help of the speech therapists.”
According to Samuels, many parents don’t realize their medical insurance covers speech therapy, so they wait until the Board of Education or Early Intervention can service their child. However, if you notice anything off about your child’s speech, it’s always best to seek treatment sooner, rather than later.
“Parents often falsely believe that the treatment should begin later on in the child’s life,” says Samuels. “On the contrary, they should start as soon as they see any type of issues (and the parents are the best to identify any types of issues).”
Little Steps is located at 63-70 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park. It is open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about Little Steps, you can call 929-335-7707 or email [email protected].