PARENT RESOURCES



Navigating services for our children can sometimes be an overwhelming process.

Whether your child needs a little extra help to achieve their potential, or you are in search of answers to underlying behaviors, we are here to help. We can help to determine what type of therapy is best for individual learning needs, how to obtain funding, and help navigate the path to meeting your child’s communication needs.  At the TALK Team, our goal is to partner with parents and help make the process a little more simple.





Resource Content

Below is a list of useful resources–local and online– to help parents, guardians and families to be aware of common speech and language disorders as well as assessment tools to support parents.



Signs


Early warning signs

Know how your child hears and talks. This website offers links for developmental milestones for speech and language:

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Know the Signs

This website offers a list of signs of common speech and language disorders in adults and children between birth to 4 years of age:

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Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)

Validated developmental screening tool for toddlers 16 to 30 months. It is designed to identify children who may benefit from a more thorough developmental and autism evaluation.

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Local Resources

Your local school district will provide a speech and language assessment for any child over the age of 3 years. Speech therapy will be provided at no cost to children who meet the qualifications.


Central Valley Regional Center (CVRC)

CVCR provides a comprehensive assessment for children between the ages of 0-3 years and will provide services for children who meet the qualifying criteria.

(559) 276-4300



California State University, Fresno Speech and Hearing Clinic

Offers low cost assessment and therapy to people of all ages. This clinic is used for advanced clinical training and research for graduate students in the field of speech language pathology.

(559) 278-2422



Assessment Tools to Support Parents

The Communication Matrix is a free assessment tool created to help families and professionals easily understand the communication status, progress, and unique needs of anyone functioning at the early stages of communication or using forms of communication other than speaking or writing.

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Does Your Child Need Speech Therapy?

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, the best thing to do is take action. Early intervention is key. The Talk Team provides free consultations.

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