Speech & Language Development - Milestones
Speech Delay - Warning Signs
What stage of speech and language development should your child should be at? We will progress through several age groups and discuss many of the milestones your child should be reaching.
Thanks to Laura Renfroe Christiensen, a Speech Pathologist working with children from birth to 18 months of age, we have a wide selection of fun exercises to help you develop your child's speech and language.Along with these fun exercises are notes regarding development and the warning signs that may indicate developmental delay. Detection of speech delay at any age can make learning to talk easier but the earlier the better for your child.
The following age groups are covered for language development and milestones along with developmental exercises.
Do not let speech or language 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.
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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