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What services are offered through Speak Easy Solutions?
Does Speak Easy Solutions accept insurance?
What training and certification do the therapists have?
What kind of therapy is offered?
Where does Speak Easy Solutions treat their clients?
What is the process to get evaluated by Speak Easy Solutions?
How long will my child need speech-language therapy?
What is the difference between “speech” and “Language”?
What are the warning signs that my child is delayed in speech and/or language?
What are the child speech milestones?
What are the child language milestones?
What are the child fine motor milestones?

What are the child speech milestones?

Speech Sound Milestones

Sounds: M, N, H, P, F, W, T

Sounds: J (as in yellow), SH, K, D, B, G

Sounds: R, L

Sounds: S, CH

Sounds: TH (voiceless) as in thin V

Sounds: TH (voiced) as in the J (as in jack), Z

What are the child language milestones?

Receptive Language

  • Turns heads towards voices
  • Tracks eyes to source of sounds
  • Responds to own voice

Expressive Language

  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, rasberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears

Receptive Language

  • Looks towards family members when named
  • Comprehends “no”
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Follows simple instruction

Expressive Language

  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, raspberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears

Receptive Language

  • Understands and performs simple commands
  • Identifies 1 to 5 body parts
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Responds to simple “WH” questions
  • Identifies one to two objects from a group

Expressive Language

  • Put 1-2 words together
  • Can use possessive forms, i.e. “daddy’s chair”
  • Comprehends up to 200 words
  • First phrase
  • First sentence

Receptive Language

  • Distinguishes prepositions in and under
  • Distinguishes between one and many
  • Listens to simple stories
  • Identifies objects by use

Expressive Language

  • Uses short simple sentences
  • Talks when playing along
  • Beginning to ask questions
  • Identifies objects by name and use
  • Beginning to use past tense(ed) and present progressive(ing) verbs
  • Can name three objects in picture
  • Repeats 3 digits

Receptive Language

  • Improving listening skills
  • Understands up to 1,500 words
  • 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation

Expressive Language

  • Can put together 4-5 words in a sentence
  • Can carry on conversations
  • Can complete analogies such as “brother is a boy”, “sister is a girl”

Receptive Language

  • Comprehends up to 1,500-2,000 words
  • Understands and performs 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation

Expressive Language

  • Speaks in complete sentences

What are the child fine motor milestones?

  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Turns over container to pour out contents
  • Builds tower of four blocks or more
  • Might use one hand more frequently than the other

  • Makes vertical, horizontal and circular strokes
    with pencil and crayon
  • Turns book pages one at a time
  • Builds a tower of more than 6 blocks
  • Holds a pencil in writing position
  • Screws and unscrews jar lids, nuts and bolts
  • Turns rotating handles

  • Copies square shapes
  • Draws a person with two to four body parts
  • Uses scissors
  • Draws circles and squares
  • Begins to copy some capital letters

  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
  • Draws person with body
  • Prints some letters
  • Dresses and undresses without assistance
  • Use fork, spoon
  • Usually cares for own toilet needs

What are the child gross motor milestones?

  • Pulls toys behind him/her while walking
  • Carries large toy and several toys while walking
  • Begins to run
  • Stands on tiptoe
  • Kicks a ball
  • Climbs onto and down from furniture unassisted
  • Walks up and down stairs holding on to support

  • Climbs well
  • Walks up and down stairs, alternating feet
  • Kicks ball
  • Runs easily
  • Pedals tricycle
  • Bends over easily without falling

  • Hops and stands on one foot up to 5 seconds
  • Goes upstairs and downstairs without support
  • Kicks ball forward
  • Throws ball overhand
  • Catches bounced ball most of the time
  • Moves forward and backward with agility

  • Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer
  • Hops, somersaults
  • Swings, climbs
  • May be able to skip

What services are offered through Speak Easy Solutions?

Our areas of specialty include but are not limited to: articulation/phonology, assistive technology, apraxia of speech, oral motor, feeding, expressive/receptive language, auditory processing, phonemic awareness, fluency, voice disorders, sensory integration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, reading and spelling.


Does Speak Easy Solutions accept insurance?

Speak Easy Solutions accepts most insurances. We also provide billing services as a courtesy to our clients.

We encourage our clients to contact their insurance companies prior to initiating an evaluation or establishing a therapy schedule to determine insurance coverage and reimbursement procedures.


What training and certification do the therapists have?

All therapists are nationally certified and State of Florida Licensed therapists. Our speech therapists have received their Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or are obtaining their clinical fellowship under the guidance of one of our certified therapists.


What kind of therapy is offered?

Speak Easy Solutions offers group and individual therapy depending on the client’s needs.

Where does Speak Easy Solutions treat their clients?

Speak Easy Solutions provides therapy to individuals in our office or in their natural communication environment i.e. daycares, private schools, etc..


What is the process to get evaluated by Speak Easy Solutions?

The evaluation process consists of parent/client interview, case history form, therapist observation and standardized testing. Therapists determine the frequency and duration of each therapy session and the appropriate course of therapy for each individual. Evaluations typically take 60-90 minutes. Please contact us to schedule an evaluation with one of our qualified therapists.


How long will my child need speech-language therapy?

The length of time an individual spends in therapy varies and depends on the individual’s specific needs and factors such as severity and type of disorder. Speak Easy Solutions will re-evaluate an individual to document progress and determine if a discharge is recommended every 6-12 months.


What is the difference between “speech” and “Language”?

Speech is the sounds an individual makes and language is based on the concepts they know.


What are the warning signs that my child is delayed in speech and/or language?

Please refer to speech milestones and language milestones. If your child is NOT doing some or all of the following for their age group please call us for a consultation.


What are the child speech milestones?

Speech Sound Milestones

Sounds: M, N, H, P, F, W, T
Sounds: J (as in yellow), SH, K, D, B, G
Sounds: R, L
Sounds: S, CH
Sounds: TH (voiceless) as in thin V
Sounds: TH (voiced) as in the J (as in jack), Z

What are the child language milestones?

Receptive Language

  • Turns heads towards voices
  • Tracks eyes to source of sounds
  • Responds to own voice

Expressive Language

  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, rasberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears

Receptive Language

  • Looks towards family members when named
  • Comprehends “no”
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Follows simple instruction

Expressive Language

  • Explores voice by vocal play such as yelling, squealing, raspberries
  • Uses a variety of sound combinations
  • Notice intonation in babbling
  • First word appears

Receptive Language

  • Understands and performs simple commands
  • Identifies 1 to 5 body parts
  • Responds to “bye bye”
  • Responds to simple “WH” questions
  • Identifies one to two objects from a group

Expressive Language

  • Put 1-2 words together
  • Can use possessive forms, i.e. “daddy’s chair”
  • Comprehends up to 200 words
  • First phrase
  • First sentence

Receptive Language

  • Distinguishes prepositions in and under
  • Distinguishes between one and many
  • Listens to simple stories
  • Identifies objects by use

Expressive Language

  • Uses short simple sentences
  • Talks when playing along
  • Beginning to ask questions
  • Identifies objects by name and use
  • Beginning to use past tense(ed) and present progressive(ing) verbs
  • Can name three objects in picture
  • Repeats 3 digits

Receptive Language

  • Improving listening skills
  • Understands up to 1,500 words
  • 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation

Expressive Language

  • Can put together 4-5 words in a sentence
  • Can carry on conversations
  • Can complete analogies such as “brother is a boy”, “sister is a girl”

Receptive Language

  • Comprehends up to 1,500-2,000 words
  • Understands and performs 3-4 step commands
  • Understands most conversation

Expressive Language

  • Speaks in complete sentences