The most frequent question I hear from friends and clients is: “How do I know if my child’s speech and language development is delayed?” First, let me start with the simple answer: you need to watch out for their developmental milestones. So, to help you out, here is a quick guide for communication skills to watch out for during the most critical first 3 years of life.
If you notice any of these missing, get in touch with your paediatrician. Also, inquire about the need for developmental screening.
For the not so simple answer, consider a speech and language assessment to differentiate between a delay or a disorder.
Watch some techniques you can do at home on my YouTube channel.
I’m a certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) based in Metro Manila. I offer FREE training for parents and caregivers, so they can provide better language stimulation for their kids at home.