Delayed Speech & Language
Language delay is a type of communication disorder. A child may have a language delay if he/she doesn’t meet the language developmental milestones for their age. Their language skills might be developing at a slower rate. Their delay may involve a combination of hearings speech and cognitive impairments.
A delay in these skills can happen for many reasons including
- Problem with a child’s tongue or hard palate, mouth which makes it hard to form sounds and words.
- Hearing Loss.
- A learning disability.
- Developmental disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, ASD.
- Not babbling by the age of 15 months.
- Not talking by the age of 2 years.
- An inability to speak in short sentences by the age of 3 years.
- Difficulty in following directions/commands.
- Poor pronunciation or articulation.
- Difficulty putting words together in a sentence.
- Leaving words out of a sentence.
- Speech Therapy