Early Learning Program (ELP)

Often a doctor’s first suggestion when a child is struggling to communicate is to begin therapy with a Speech and Language Pathologist. This is a smart course of action. Sometimes though, children may struggle in this type of therapy because they are missing some important fundamental skills such as attending to other people, responding to their names, imitation, and following simple instructions. These are extremely important skills that a SLP can work on, however the SLP’s job will be much more productive if the skills are already in place. This is where we can help.

Over the course of this program, we will work on developing attending, imitation, and other early learning skills so that your child can get the most out of their Speech and Language sessions, Occupational Therapy sessions, or even out of their daycare or other environments. This program is also a great option for families interested in pursuing IBI but not quite sure yet if it is the right path for their child. This 4 week program will give you a taste of IBI and put your child on a path to learning.

The Early Learning Program might be for you if:

  • Your child is showing signs of delayed communication skills
  • Your child is not showing progress in SLP, OT, or other settings
  • Your child does not respond when his or her name is called, does not appear to attend to others in the environment, or does not imitate you
  • You would like to create a foundation of early learning skills to ready your child for other settings