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Do you have a child in your life with a complete understanding of language, but whose speech is almost impossible to understand? Does your child become frustrated when trying to speak? Struggling to communicate is not only frustrating for your child, it’s also a frustrating and painful experience for parents as they struggle to understand their child. They often ask, “What more can I do to help my child?” Below is a list of communication milestones, resources and red flags to look for as you determine the best course of action for your child.
Below is a list of communication milestones, resources and red flags to look for as you determine the best course of action for your child. Most children will acquire new skills following a predictable progression of speech and language development. It’s important to remember that if your child has not mastered a certain skill by the suggested age, or is slightly delayed in a few of the milestone areas, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a speech or language disorder.
As a parent you know your child best. You may have a feeling that there is something wrong with their speech. They may have difficulty speaking, saying sounds and words. You may be able to understand some of what they say as their parent, but do others struggle to understand them? Perhaps you’ve taken your child to a doctor or speech language pathologist (SLP) who told you that your child has apraxia. What exactly is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?