Early Intervention (EI)
Early Intervention for Language Delays, or LLE (Late Language Emergence) allows WordPlay therapists to intervene during the critical period of development of birth to age 3. Children with Language Delays (or LLE) may present with an Expressive Language Delay or a Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Delay.
A child with an Expressive Language Delay is achieving receptive language developmental milestones, however, they may be behind in their acquisition of expressive language developmental milestones. For example, a child with an Expressive Language Delay, may be babbling, when they should be using single words, or may be using single words, when they should be putting two words together.
A child with a mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Delay, is delayed in achievement of both receptive language developmental milestones and expressive language developmental milestones. For example, a child with a Receptive-Expressive Language Delay may not demonstrate recognition of their own name, point to or look at objects when named, or follow simple directions, e.g."go get your shoe."
If you think your child may be delayed in language expression, comprehension, or both, call or e-mail Brittany to discuss your concerns in more detail.