Preschool Services

Because language is now being used as a tool for entering into collaborative play and developing friendships, it is critical that a child be given all the supports necessary to feel like a confident communicator. Check out our Winter Activities to assist your child this season in gaining new skills. If you have questions about your child’s development, you may refer to the developmental milestones below:

By the age of 4, your child should:
* be intelligible and produce all phonemes with the exception of palatals (“ch”, “sh”, “j”) and R
* compare objects – understand same/different
* use language to plan and narrate a story line with cause and effect
* engage in collaborative pretend play in social settings
* perform basic sequencing tasks, but still have difficulty with temporal concepts (e.g. yesterday/tomorrow)

By the age of 5, your child should:
* understand time concepts (first, next, last)
* understand quantity concepts (whole/half, empty, more)
* make inferences and use humor
* rhyme
* engage in pretend play that is complex, fantastical, and incorporates societal rules
* tell and re-tell short stories

At Playworks speech Therapy, we offer evaluations and ongoing therapy in a natural setting. Since a parent is the most important language teacher for the young child, therapy is typically done with the parent present. Parent training and strategies for carry-over of new skills are provided on a weekly basis.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you further.
For a free phone consultation, please call (703) 243-4600.