Parent’s Guide to Language Delays and Speech Disorders in Children by Baylor University

You will find this article by the Baylor University speech pathology program to be an excellent read for any parent who is concerned about language delays or a potential speech disorder.

It covers topics such as:

  • Milestones in Early Speech and Language Development
  • How to Look for Potential Early Signs of Speech and Language Issues
  • Risk Factors for Speech Disorders and Language Delay
  • Why Early Intervention Speech Therapy Is Beneficial
  • How to Find Early Intervention Speech Therapy
  • How to Find Early Intervention Speech Therapy
  • Exercises to Address Speech Disorders and Language Delays in Children

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. children ages 3 to 17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech, language, or swallowing, External link  according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). While parents understand the importance of monitoring for potential signs of these issues, some may not be aware of exactly how early they should be on the lookout for delays in their child’s speech and language development. – The online speech pathology program from Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences

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Amy Nielsen lives in Orlando, Florida. She is the proud mother of four children ranging in age from 5-33! She and her husband, Brent enjoy sports and traveling. Amy is a former teacher with nearly 20 years of experience, a freelance writer, and a special needs advocate. Her mission is to help educate and empower families of children with disabilities to focus on their child's interests and strengths.