Amount and frequency of therapy varies greatly between each child and can last from weeks to many years. It is rarely possible to give an exact time frame for intervention as this changes due to the cause of communication difficulties, the child’s ability to build new skills and the severity of the delay or disorder.
Following the initial assessment, the therapist will plan both long and short term goals for your child. They will also seek your input for these goals. The therapist will then work with the child on achieving these goals which will be reviewed when necessary. This way, both the therapist and the family can monitor the child’s development in a meaningful way, ensuring all skills are achieved before moving to the next stage of communication.