Megan Struhar

Mrs. Megan Struhar

Speech Language Pathologist

  • (708) 867-5822 x303

Welcome!

As a Speech Therapist, my goal is to support students, their families, and teachers with educational and social communication strategies. Please contact me with any questions or concerns to support your child's learning. 

Concerned about your child's speech and language development? Here are some helpful guidelines: 

Signs of a Language Disorder
• Does not babble (4-7 months)
• Makes only a few sounds or gestures, like pointing (7-12 months)
• Does not understand what others say (7 months-2 years)
• Says only a few words (12-18 months)
• Words are not easily understood (18 months-2 years)
• Does not put words together to make sentences (1.5-3 years)
• Has trouble playing and talking with other children (2-3 years)
• Has trouble with early reading and writing skills (2.5-3 years)

Ways to Help with Language Development:
• Listen and respond to your child
• Talk, read, and play with your child
• Talk with your child in the language you are most comfortable using
• Know it is good to teach your child to speak a second language
• Talk about what you are doing and what your child is doing
• Use a lot of different words with your child
• Use longer sentences as your child gets older
• Have your child play with other children

Signs of a Speech Sound Disorder
• Says p, b, m, h, and w incorrectly in words (1-2 years)
• Says k, g, f, t, d, and n incorrectly in words (2-3 years)
• Produces speech that is unclear, even to familiar people (2-3 years)

Ways to Help with Speech Sound Disorders
• Say the sounds correctly when you talk—it is okay if your child makes some mistakes with sounds but it's important to serve as a correct model for sounds
• Do not correct their speech sounds—it is more important to let your child keep talking than to interrupt their thoughts


 

 

                             

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