SpeechNow, LLC

Home Health Pediatric Speech Therapy in Davie


​Red Flags for a Speech & Language Delay

  • Difficulty with clear production of speech sounds
  • Has omissions, distortions, or substitution of speech sounds (some developmental errors are appropriate)
  • Not using words- single words by age 1 or combining words by age 2
  • Frequent drooling or difficulty eating different textures
  • Repeats back words and phrases (echolalia/TV talk)
  • Hesitates, repeats, or prolongs words
  • Unusual vocal quality, or a sing-song prosody
  • Difficulty with rules of grammar
  • Lacking specific vocabulary to name objects or actions. May use "that," "thing" or "you know" or use gestures
  • Difficulty with social relationships with peers (inappropriate remarks/difficulty initiating interaction with peer, volume control difficulty, unawareness of other's feelings or facial expressions)
  • Distractability - attention/focus
  • Learning difficulties - particularly in the areas of reading and writing
  • Difficulty following the rules of conversation (limited eye contact, personal space, interrupting, limited topic maintenance)


We frequently refer clients for full hearing tests with an audiologist to rule out hearing loss or fluid in the ears. 

We also refer to developmental pediatricians when there are significant indicators for developmental delay and to rule out autism spectrum disorder.

​​​Informative Speech Related Websites


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ARK Therapeutic
Innovative and durable tools for speech therapy

Child Development Institute
A great website that provides parent education that is current, relevant and easy to attain. Topics include health, safety and child development as well as many other general parenting tips.

Communication Connects
A website that offers easily understood information about communication disorders, and provides ideas for home activities that nurture speech/language development.

Free Language Stuff
A website by Speech-Language Pathologist Paul Morris, with hundreds of language worksheets and activities in more than 20 areas.

Hearing Journey.com (Listening Room)
The Listening Room is a steady stream of FREE activities and resources to support the development of speech, language and listening skills of children, adolescents and adult cochlear implant recipients

Healing Thresholds
Resources and information about speech and language therapy for children with autism

Hearing Pocket
An excellent blog about subjects such as hearing loss, raising deaf kids and cochlear implants just to name a few.

Online Children’s Stories
Free online children’s books.

PBS Parents
Great information about child development!

Signing Time
Links to useful information, fun activities, and parenting resources to help you teach your child sign language

Speech and Language.com
A website with news and information for speech and language professionals

Speech Delay
A website with an excellent source of speech therapy tips and information on child speech development

A thorough collection of speech therapy related information for consumers, professionals and students

Information for parents with questions about speech and language development

Speech Problems and Language Disorders in Children
Excellent information on various speech and language disorders

Speech Therapy Ideas
A wonderful collection of speech therapy ideas, activities and materials

Speech TX
This site has a variety of printable activities and ideas for different ages

Speaking of Speech
An interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers to improve communication skills in our schools

The Speech Stop
A collection of helpful tip sheets and other resources for parents

The Stuttering Foundation
The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Speech Related Products

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products from AbleNet allow persons with disabilities the chance to engage with others and connect with their world.

Cracking The ABC Code
Reading and spelling programs that will improve your child’s reading and spelling skills

Super Duper Inc
A great website that has many speech & educational materials for Speech-Language Pathologists as well as parents. I’ve ordered a lot of fun, useful products from them that have helped in therapy.

Say It Right
An excellent program designed to teach the R sound

Sing Out!
Children CDs designed to promote vocal play and repeated practice of the bilabials (Sing Out) and some of the avelors (Ta-Da).

Sookie & Finn
Fun and engaging animation films and flashcards for toddlers to encourage speech and language development.

Super Star Speech
Speech materials that have been designed by a speech-language-pathologist to assist parents in helping their children achieve developmentally appropriate speech and language

Speech Buddies
Speech Buddies are a series of products to help children and adults learn correct and consistent tongue positioning for five of the most difficult-to-learn problem sounds – R, L, CH, S, and SH.

Speech 2 Teach
Printable resources that enhance speech and language skills of children in preschool and elementary school.

Speedy Speech
The Speedy Speech™ program is designed to help students learn standard speech quickly and efficiently through short 5-10 minute, one-on-one drill sessions.​​