At a Napa County childcare center, a little boy named Eduardo appeared to lack age-appropriate expressive language skills. The CRC staff spoke with Eduardo’s parents about options for services; specifically getting his pediatrician to refer him for speech therapy.
CRC staff understands the importance of addressing a suspected speech delay, as it can spill over into other areas. Children who don’t get their needs met verbally may resort to physical aggression. Age-appropriate speech also improves social interactions with peers, a strong correlation to kindergarten readiness. Eduardo now receives speech therapy, preparing him for a lifetime of learning.