No, research over the years has proved that this is a myth. Speaking two or more languages does not cause a speech-language delay.

No, a speech and language delay is simply a delay in the development of speech and language understanding and expression. Having a speech delay does not mean that the child is autistic. However, autism is a neurodiversity condition. Autistic children often have a delay in speech and language.

Speech and language therapists are certified professionals trained in goal setting and treating communication disorders. Therefore, the guidance of a speech therapist is essential if she wants her child to make the desired progress. For example, one cannot be a doctor and self-medicate; Similarly, doing speech and language therapy at home without guidance is a big "No." However, as a parent, consult a speech and language therapist and get an at-home plan with regular follow-ups to make sure you are on the right track.

Parents are active members of the team in the speech and language therapy process. Since learning happens all day and every day, parents play a crucial role. Parents work with the speech and language therapist to set goals for their children. Also, work together with therapists to provide them with details about the child. In general, parents carry out the activities at home and implement the therapist's suggestions.

Once your therapist advises speech-language therapy sessions for your child, it is wise to enroll immediately without any delays. Most often young children benefit from thrice-a-week sessions with a speech-language therapist. Some children need sessions twice a week.

If you notice your child is not developing on par with their peers, it is time to consult a professional. A speech-language therapist is a professional dealing with speech-language disorders. Speech Language Therapists are certified in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

ABA therapy (applied behavior analysis therapy) is an evidence-based therapy that can improve communication, social skills, self-help skills, and a variety of learning skills through positive reinforcement. At Early Autism Services, much of our positive reinforcement comes from active, play-based learning.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that refers to a wide range of behavioral characteristics. Autism can create barriers in learning language, social skills, self-help skills, and a variety of other skills. ABA therapy has passed the scientific tests necessary to confirm its usefulness, quality, and effectiveness.

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