Ages and Stages of Language Development

It can be difficult to know what to expect when raising a child, everyday brings new discoveries for you and your child. When it comes to language development, a child begins learning language from the first few days of their life, while they will not begin speaking their first words for many months, those early discoveries of sound lay the foundations of future communications. The articles below are a guide to help you understand a general timeline of how a child develops language, what to look for and what to do if you do not see these skills developing in your child. Remember that every child develops different skills at different paces, and these outlines are only rough guides to help you be aware. If you are concerned your child is not developing, be patient but also trust your gut and consult with your pediatrician, audiologist or otolaryngologist.

How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?

The development of communication skills begins in infancy, before the emergence of the first word. Any speech or language problem is likely to have a significant effect on the child's social and academic skills and behavior. The earlier a child's speech and language problems are identified and treated, the less likely it is that problems will persist or get worse. Early speech and language intervention can help children be more successful with reading, writing, schoolwork, and interpersonal relationships. Read More »

Birth to One Year

The first year of life is critial for language development. Know what to expect. Read More »

One to Two Years

Ages one to two are important as your child's vocabulary begins to exploed. Learn about what to expect as your child's language and communications skills grow. Read More »