Language Delays in Young Children

with Shirit Megiddo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL and Kharyl Anne Piano, MS CCC-SLP

Language Delays in Young Children

Episode 21, Season 2 | February 16, 2022

Show Notes

A lack of socialization over the past two years has a lot of parents worried about their children’s language development. In fact, one of the most viewed articles in our online Resource Library right now focuses on speech delays in young children during COVID. How do we know when our kids should be progressing from first words to full sentences? Have masks and social distancing affected typical language development? Where should we turn if we’re concerned? Today’s podcast guests — two CHC Speech and Language Pathologists, Shirit Megiddo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL and Kharyl Anne Piano, MS CCC-SLP — will put these questions to rest and share ideas to foster healthy language development at home.

Guest Info
Shirit Megiddo headshot

Shirit has been practicing as a speech/language pathologist since 2002. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language, as recognized by the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders. Her areas of expertise include child language disorders, social-language/pragmatics disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, auditory processing disorders, and fluency disorders (i.e. stuttering), among other areas. Shirit has extensive experience in working collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams in private practices and schools. Shirit specializes in working with children ages 2-13 years of age, and focuses on making therapy sessions fun, engaging, meaningful and functional for her clients and their families.

Kharyl Anne Piano headshot

Kharyl is originally from Sacramento and has been living in the Bay Area for more than 10 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics and in-home early intervention. Her areas of expertise include: learning differences, language disorders, autism spectrum disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), among other areas. Kharyl is dedicated to developing strong relationships with children and their families and creating a safe and supportive space them for them to learn, grow and thrive.