Communication Delays

Words and sentences are Verbal Behavior. Therefore, verbal behavior can be changed by teaching the skills necessary to improve communication.

Children both on the spectrum and neuro-typical may experience developmental delays in the area of speech and communication skills. Verbal behavior assessments are completed in order to assess language levels so that individualized programs can be identified in order to bridge any gaps in development.

All children develop differently and can experience developmental delays that impact their speech and communication skills due to a variety of factors.A child’s inability to express themselves effectively causes an increased frequency in negative behavior due to frustration. Lack of verbal skills could also cause delays in other areas of learning.