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What Frequency Is Recommended For Therapy?

In general, at least two sessions per week are required for speech, language or feeding therapy. Studies show that more frequent therapy equals more progress faster. In other words more frequent therapy leads to less therapy needed overall.

Part of the reason for this is that less regression occurs between sessions. When a child only receives therapy once a week they forget much of what they learned from week to week.  So each progress is much slower.

That said, depending on a family’s ability and willingness to carry over therapy techniques at home this could be and is often adjusted.

About the author: Isa Marrs is a board-certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in articulation, pragmatic language and feeding disorders in children. She is an expert in the field who is frequently sought after by institutions and therapists to provide training for working with these and other disorders. Isa also served as a guest expert on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect.com, and has been quoted by numerous top media such as Disney’s BabyZone.com, LoveToKnow.com, and Univision. She can be reached at 914.488.5282

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