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When Will We Be Done With Therapy?

We work very closely with the families of our clients; after all, we see them weekly. Families have great questions, but believe it or not, sometimes we are asked questions that don’t have an answer. The most frequently asked:

“When will my child be done with therapy?”

This question is difficult to answer because there are many variables that affect the length of time your child needs to be seen by the speech therapist before meeting their goals and getting discharged.  Some variables that affect how long your child may need speech therapy are the reason for the speech delay/type of disorder, the severity of the disorder, age of client (early intervention in many cases is beneficial in reducing overall therapy time), motivation of the client and parental involvement.  It could take a few weeks, a few months or a few years.
Sometimes this question is asked during the first visit, and it is very hard to determine how quickly the child will progress without knowing the child.  Once they have been seen for a while, the therapist may have a better idea of how quickly the child is meeting goals, at what pace they are learning, and how many more goals they will have to meet until they are done with speech services.
Although there is no definitive answer to tell you when your child will be done with speech therapy, there are things you can do to help your child’s speech therapy progress.

Sit In

Sit in during the sessions, at least in the beginning, to get an understanding of what the therapist is doing so you can replicate similar techniques at home. It is important to be involved in the process.

Ask, and you shall receive

Ask questions! Do not be afraid to ask what the speech therapist is doing or why they are doing it so that you understand what your child is working on and how you can help at home.

10 words a day keeps the SLP away

Do the homework/follow through with suggestions at home.  Even working with your child 5-10 minutes per day will help significantly.
It would be nice if we could determine a discharge date at the beginning of therapy, but there are too many variables preventing that from happening.  By following the above tips, you can maximize your time during the speech sessions so that you can help your child most successfully at home.

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Patient Reviews

Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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