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How much and what should my son be saying at 2 years and 4 months of age?

My son is 2 years and 4 months old. I am a little worried about his speech. How much and what should he be saying at this age? I hear little words, but no combination of words. Does he need a specialist to work with him? Thanks […]

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He babbles, and talks in his own language, but can say some words

I am a teacher’s assistant in a Toddler (1-2 years old) classroom. I have a student who is 2 years 1 month (he is about to move to the Two Year Old room where I work) who is not talking very much. He babbles, and talks in […]

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What is Pierre Robin Sequence?

What is Pierre Robin Sequence?   Thank you for your question. Let me just start by saying that although I do have many years of experience working as a certified speech-language pathologist with diverse populations in diverse settings, I have never worked with an individual with Pierre […]

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It is very common for young children to have speech sound errors

I have a 4 1/2 year old girl who has trouble with her ‘s’ blends. She can pronounce the ‘s’ sound, but when she blends it with other letters it comes out as “st.” School is “stool”, sky is “sty”, smile is “stile.” She was evaluated at […]

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Is it difficult to teach young children to speak?

  Is it difficult to teach young children to speak? That’s a good question. Actually, we don’t usually need to “teach” young children to speak.  Babies are born with the ability to communicate things like pleasure and discomfort through non-verbal  means such as facial expressions, crying, moving, […]

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At what age should I be concerned about the speech of a child?

  I am an in-home child care provider and I wanted to know at what age should I be concerned about the speech of a child?     Speech and language development begins long before a child starts talking. A child’s rate of speech development is as […]

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Will using a pacifier cause my toddler to have delayed speech and language?

  Will using a pacifier cause my toddler to have delayed speech and language?   This is a common question, and you will most likely find differing opinions on the answer. Babies are born with a need to suck, and some babies have a more intense need […]

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How would I know if my 12 month old is behind in some developmental areas?

  Hi! I’m writing to you about my son who is 12 1/2 months old, 11 months adjusted (6 weeks premature). I’ve been getting concerned because I feel that he may be behind in some developmental areas. He doesn’t have any true words, yet. He babbles Mamama/dadadada/nananana/lalalalala/babababa […]

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A Word of Advice for Bilingual Families

    We speak our native language at home but also want our baby to learn English. Will this confuse him or cause a language delay?   Although you may hear differing opinions from doctors and speech-language pathologists on this topic, there is no scientific evidence to […]

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Undetected and Untreated Hearing Loss in Young Children

    I’m not sure if my baby’s hearing is normal. What should I do?   Approximately two to four of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, making hearing loss the most common birth disorder. Undetected and untreated hearing loss in […]

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