ARE YOU WORRIED YOUR CHILD'S SPEECH IS DELAYED?
Your child doesn't seem to be developing on par with their peers. They are still unresponsive to vocal cues. They have yet to progress beyond babbling and they have not spoken in full sentences yet.
The natural reaction is to think the child may have speech and language delays.
Here are some things you need to know
In most instances, children develop along a progressive schedule with generally predictable milestones.
- Responds to sources of sound or voices
- Makes cooing noises or displays sounds associated with emotions like laughter.
- Uses gestures
- Attempts to repeat words of adults
- starts babbling
- Is able to follow simple directions
- Attempts to imitate full words
- Starts to understand and answer basic questions non-verbally
- Has a vocabulary of up to a dozen words
- Can ask for common things by name
- Can pronounce vowels properly and starts using other sounds
- Understands and uses "you," "I," "me," and other pronouns
- Starts forming multiple words into a phrase or short sentence
- Has ability to verbally reply to simply questions
- Speak at a level that strangers should be able to understand
- Can express their feelings and thoughts
- Able to repeat and convey whole sentences
If your child hasn't reached these milestones, you should have a doctor or professional assess if your child does indeed have any speech and language delay or if it is something else affecting their development.
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