If you decide to take the wait and see approach, that is okay, but you don't have to. It is your decision as a parent and you know what's best for you child.
How do we hear? Hearing is a complex process, developed before we’re born. Did you know that babies can hear and respond to sound in the womb? And that when they’re born they respond to the sounds of their mother’s native language more than sounds of other languages? It’
What is sign language? Sign languages have their own defined grammar and syntax. Mexican Sign Language (LSM) is distinct from American Sign Language (ASL) and French Sign Language (LSF) and so on. Just as speakers of English would have a difficult time communicating verbally with speakers of S
What is a speech therapist? Not many people know what a speech therapist is. A speech therapist can also be referred to as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), speech pathologist, or speech teacher – it depends on the setting in which you find them. Speech therapists work in hospitals, hom
A late talker is a child who is between 1 1/2 years of age and 2 1/2 years of age that has good receptive language skills (what the child can understand) but has a limited number of words in his or her vocabulary. Children who are late talkers have difficulty with their expressive language only. [
If you have a young child from the age of birth to three, the short answer is not unless your child has a medical diagnosis that we know would affect their pronunciation (cleft palate, for example). Development in general happens within a given range – the same applies to speech and language
Parents are often excited for their children to start communicating in words and phrases, but first, it is important that children learn to interact before verbal communication happens. An interaction can be a verbal or non-verbal exchange. Here is an example of an interaction: your child crie
As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of language disorders in bilingual children, parents often ask, “Should I speak only one language to my child?” Research repeatedly shows the benefits of exposing your child to more than one language. Belo