We frequently hear from parents with children between 2 - 4 years that their child is stuttering. In most cases it is NOT stuttering. The bumpy speech is caused by sudden growth in their preschooler’s language. But real stuttering also starts between the ages of 2-4 years. So how can you tell if it's real stuttering?
Between birth and 1 year of age, a child’s speech, language and social play skills are developing so quickly that it is difficult to know if your child is meeting his developmental milestones. Here is a breakdown to let you know what you should expect and when you should be concerned.
A lisp is often referred to as cute until a certain age when a parent begins to question if this should really still be happening. How does a parent really know when a lisp should disappear? The following information will help you identify what a lisp is, and when therapy is indicated.
You have heard the phrase, “Don’t compare your child to other children!” In some cases this is good advice. You should not be comparing your child to an overly precocious child who is above average in speech and language development. You know the child – the little girl in your son’s preschool who started talking in 8 word sentences before she turned two! But how do you know if your child is delayed?