Your First Visit
“You never have a second chance to make a first impression”. From the start, we want to make sure that you and your child have a positive relationship with our company. Children are often wary of new places until they get to know the people and activities involved. On your first visit expect casual, conversational, play oriented activities, meant to get to know your child. While parents are sitting near, filling out paperwork, we’ll gain impressions of how your child interacts typically in a play situation.
Often pictures are used to get more specific information about vocabulary development, receptive and expressive language abilities, or speech sound production. We will work and play together for about an hour. If more information is needed, a second appointment will be scheduled to finish the assessment.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. Children learn best through ‘the doing’ of play. At Clear Speech Inc. we provide an environment that invites and supports play at all levels, gross motor, fine motor, and of course, communication.
Whether your child is just learning to walk, jump, or talk, they will be well supported in a variety of ways. For example, children of all abilities enjoy time on the trampoline learning about balance and how to navigate gravity. Without the pressure of competition or comparisons, each child is free to do what they like as they explore the yard that naturally invites playful interaction.