Speech & Language Development - Milestones
Speech Delay - Warning Signs
Speech delay, also known as alalia, refers to a delay in the development of the mechanisms that produce speech. Speech refers to the actual process of making sounds, using such organs and structures as the lungs, vocal cords, mouth, tongue, teeth, etc. Language delay refers to a delay in the development or use of the knowledge of language. Because language and speech are two independent stages, they may be individually delayed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_delay
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The following age groups are covered for language development and milestones along with developmental exercises.
Activity suggestions are courtesy of Laura Renfroe Christiensen. Laura is a Speech Pathologist working with children from birth to 18 months of age.
Do not let speech delay hold back your child's development. Detection of speech delay at any age can make learning to talk easier. If your child shows any of the warning signs listed for their age group, please contact the Speech-Language Pathologist at your Local Health Unit for more information.
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