Many parents are not exactly sure when their child should begin to talk. As a Speech Language Pathologist, one of the most common questions I get asked is: When should my child start talking?
While there is variability to how children develop language, it is important to be aware of the general timeline of milestones that you should expect from your little one. The article below provides a great resource for knowing what to expect from your child at all different ages and stages. Look it over, and if you still have any questions or concerns about your little one’s language acquisition contact a Speech Therapist. I always tell families that are debating over whether to seek out services, “Speech therapy can only be helpful. There is no disadvantage to starting your child in speech therapy if you feel he or she may be a late-talker.”
When should my child start talking? The truth is – there is a different answer for every circumstance and for every child. Do a little research to find out if your child is within the range of “normal”, before you start to worry. And remember that “normal” encompasses a pretty wide range.