When to refer

When-to-refer

A referral should be made when:

  • Family members are concerned about their child’s speech or language
  • The child is frustrated trying to communicate
  • The child is having difficulty understanding what is said to him/her, or following instructions
  • The child is not using single words by 18 months of age
  • The child is not using 2 word sentences at 2½ years of age
  • The child’s speech is difficult to understand at 3 years of age
  • The child’s speech is nasal or husky
  • The child’s speech is hesitant or dysfluent
  • The child is experiencing difficulty learning to read

 

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