Often, when I'm talking to a family about their child's speech and language development, I might hear a family say, "We were told our child would catch up" or "We are waiting to see because his dad was a late talker. His dad didn't start talking until he was 3." Although, there are people who this approach has worked for, I encourage the family to meet with a licensed speech-language pathologist to determine if intervention is needed. Children with delays in language as toddlers often demonstrate difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling in elementary school. Interventions from a person that specializes in development can make a difference for your child. ~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist