How Do I Know If There is a Problem?

If you suspect there is a problem, the first step is to call SpeechCare (717) 569-8972 to arrange for an evaluation. We use a variety of formal and informal assessments and standardized tests to precisely pinpoint the specific issues involved with your problem. This information, along with your goals, is then used to develop an individualized treatment plan for you.

You also can gain information by going to the following suggested websites:

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) provides information about communication and communication disorders. www.asha.org/public/
www.identifythesigns.org

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) provides information about physical development. www.moveforwardpt.com/SearchResults.aspx?q=pediatric

The Stuttering Foundation of America: www.stutteringhelp.org

Apraxia Kids: www.apraxia-kids.org/

The International Dyslexia Association: http://interdys.org/AreYouDyslexic_AdultTest.htm and http://www.interdys.org/FactSheets.htm

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published a free online video to improve the recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Into Focus (2013, runtime 9:03 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvP5A5OHpU&feature=youtu.be)

It consists of six video clips that compare toddlers with no signs of ASD to toddlers with early signs of ASD and includes an explanation of how the specific behaviors exhibited by each child are either suggestive of ASD or typical child development. Learn more about the video at http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/center-autism-and-related-disorders/outreach-training/early-signs-of-autism-video-tutorial

TED Ed 8/1/2013 http://www.wimp.com/whatdyslexia/

College Resources for Students with Disabilities
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/