Many parents become alarmed when the speaking skills of their children fall behind those of the child’s peers. While using the average comprehension and speaking development of children in the same age group as your child is a good gauge to be aware of, every child develops at their own pace. That said, it is important to catch speech problems as early as possible to get your child back on track.
A Sydney speech pathologist will be able to put your mind at ease by performing diagnostic tests that will determine whether your child has a speech language impairment. A practitioner who specializes in kids speech will determine whether your child is simply developing at a slower pace or has a condition that needs to be addressed by a professional.
About kids speech
A well-rounded approach to progressively improving the speech and language skills of a child will significantly boost their ability to comprehend and deliver clear speech, form clear sentences, read and write. Forming a strong basis now will allow your child to build on those skills so that speech language impairment is not a problem later in life.
Does your child have delayed language or speech development?
Kid’s speech patterns by the age of 12 months typically include attentiveness to sounds, the ability to recognize the words for common objects, and to string some sounds together. Kid’s speech after the age of one year should begin to include a wider range of sounds and imitation of words said often by family members. As the child grows older, there communication skills should continue to evolve. If you are concerned that your child is not developing age-appropriate speech patterns, do not hesitate to contact a Sydney speech language pathologist for a proper diagnosis and, if necessary, a customised treatment plan.
If you have questions or concerns about delayed language or speech development in children contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a speech pathologist. We‘ll provide you with a straightforward, efficient and very effective treatment plan targeted to your concerns.