THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Below are some early warning signs - if your child exhibits any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact a speech-language therapist to assess and investigate.
Infant doesn't cry, babble, or pay attention to other voices
A child can't string two or three words together
A child's speech is difficult for those outside the family to understand
A child doesn't have a growing vocabulary, speak in short sentences, or make the most sounds - or a child points to things instead of talking.
A child can't carry on a simple conversation, stutters, or sounds different than his or her playmates.
PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION IF A CHILD:
Is difficult to understand
Uses and pronounces words incorrectly
Consistently uses incorrect grammar
Can't seem to hear or understand others well
Speaks too loudly
Begins to develop a hesitating speech pattern