Early Intervention

What is early intervention?

Early intervention for Speech and Language therapy is the term used to describe the services provided to babies and young children under 3 years of age.

Why should my child receive early intervention services?

Research has shown that when a child with developmental delays and disabilities is provided with therapy and techniques at a young age, it increases the child’s ability to learn new skills, meet milestones and overcome challenges. At Granite Bay Speech, we believe in helping the child by meeting them at their level. We also strongly encourage the families to be involved in therapy to help with carryover of skills at home.

Does my child need early intervention? 

Granite Bay Speech has developed a free, no cost checklist to help you identify potential communication problems early. Listed below is a quick, confidential, and convenient test you may administer to your child at home. If, after completing the checklists you feel your child might not be on track to meet the milestones, please give us a call! Sometimes, all you need is guidance through a free phone call and other times you may need an office appointment so we can observe your child’s skills. After consulting with us you will know if you your child is on track and alleviate worry. Why wait and worry? The checklist and phone call are free.

Resources

Download A Developmental Milestone Checklist

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Client Testimonials

I am writing to let you know how grateful we are to Granite Bay Speech for the amazing services you provide! My son Owen has been a client for just over a year and the growth he’s made has been absolutely incredible! Owen began seeing a Granite Bay Speech therapist after being diagnosed with a speech/language delay, just prior to turning 3 years old. He could barely speak 20 words and refused to mimic or engage in age-appropriate conversation. Life was hard in so many ways because of the large communication gap he experienced. Now, a year after working weekly with his therapist, Owen has grown leaps and bounds in not just his speech/language but in his social skills as well. Granite Bay Speech has created a safe, fun and loving environment where Owen is challenged to make progress towards his speech goals each week. His therapist is encouraging, patient and an expert at tailoring each session to Owen’s specific needs and abilities. It is obvious that she is not only extremely knowledgeable but enjoys working with children as well. Owen can’t wait for his speech therapy session each week and in fact, I do believe he considers his therapist to be a part of our family! 😉 In addition to working with Owen, she has also provided my husband and I with countless tools and strategies to use at home in between sessions. I appreciate that together, client, parents and therapist, we have been able to work as a team towards the successes of my son. I couldn’t be happier with the services provided to us through Granite Bay Speech; they truly have been life-changing. I’d highly recommend anyone of the fabulous therapists at Granite Bay Speech. We are so thankful to be a client here!

Michelle Leatherman

Our daughter Elizabeth has been seen at Granite Bay Speech once a week for 7 months. At our first appointment I had no idea what to expect I just knew my almost 3 year old, was barely talking and words our daughter seemed to know one day disappeared from her speech after a few weeks. That first appointment I learned its words, words, words. Her therapist not only made talking exciting for Elizabeth but she gave me the tools I needed in order to help my daughter when we left our appointment each week. When you are new to all of this having another advocate for your child is like a lifeline. Elizabeth's therapist not only empowered Elizabeth, she empowered me to help my daughter find her voice. We still have a ways to go, but Elizabeth loves to talk now and although we don't understand everything she says, going from a silent child to one that wants to sing along to the radio is heaven to my ears and I have no doubt we owe our huge progress to Granite Bay Speech.

Thank you so much for helping our daughter!

Becky and Casey

My son has autism and we needed him to receive additional Speech Therapy services beyond what we could receive through the county and the school district. He started seeing Granite Bay Speech (age 2) with no expressive speech at all, but 12 months later he is now speaking. He is still 6-9 months behind his normal peer group, but he is continuing to make progress weekly. He is still reluctant to speak at times, but his receptive language skills have increased greatly. Granite Bay Speech also helped increase his comprehension skills.

We are very grateful to Granite Bay Speech for helping our son.

Bryan and Jennifer