Early Language Delays
Parents eagerly await their child's first words as they turn one. For some, the anticipation can turn to worry if the words fail to come in a timely manner. The expected communication skills children develop are known as early language milestones. If you are wondering if your child's development is on track, consult our communication development red flags, which outline those skills which raise concerns if not developed by expected ages.
If your child is having difficulty meeting early language milestones, it can be helpful to seek a speech and language evaluation from a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP), or “speech therapist.” Children may benefit from speech therapy for early language delays if they present with red flags, or fail to meet expressive language or receptive language milestones. Learn more about what you can do to help your "late talker."