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.

AGE 1

Infant doesn't cry, babble, or pay attention to other voices

AGE 2

A child can't string two or three words together

AGE 3

A child's speech is difficult for those outside the family to understand

AGE 4

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.

AGE 5

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

  • Doesn't speak