What should I do as a parent?
If your child has a language delay or is missing developmental milestones, or if you are concerned about their development, you should talk to your pediatrician or a specialized healthcare provider like Soar.
As a first step, you can also take an online screening test for autism here on our website.
There is a wide body of research that shows the importance of early child development and acting early. And if your provider does not seem concerned or advocates to watch and wait, it is okay to ask for a second opinion.
For families based near Denver, we have a team of clinicians at Soar who can provide an assessment as well as provide therapy services for children. This includes a child psychologist to evaluate for autism and other developmental conditions. In addition, we have a Speech-Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist with multiple years of experience working with young children with delayed speech.
If you would like to learn more about our testing and assessment services, you can contact us at 720-706-3396 or click on “Schedule a Call” on the Get Started page.
For children under the age of 3, Early Intervention services may also be helpful. In Colorado, these are available through a set of Community Centered Boards. You can find more information about your local Board here.