The ability to communicate effectively is critical in so many areas of children's lives. It is the foundation for relationships with other people, and is also a primary tool for learning and a key to success in school. The first five years of life are an extremely crucial time in children's development; the first 3 years are especially crucial for language development.
Parents who have concerns about their child's language development are often told by well-meaning family members, and even medical professionals, "don't worry about it, she'll grow out of it" or "he'll talk when he's ready". However, children who are truly struggling with speech and language development have better outcomes when these issues are treated early.
If you are concerned about your child’s feeding skills, their ability to make themselves understood (articulate sounds/words), their lack of or the way they express themselves verbally, their ability to follow directions and/or their understanding of what's said to them, don't hesitate to contact us at SMALL TALK.