At Galway Speech and Language Therapy we work with children of all ages. We are very happy to help with children your who may have following conditions:
The following are typical milestones expected for the development of speech and language. These milestones can help you to determine if your child's language is appropriate for his/her age.:
The information below will give you an indication of when your child will be understood by most adults at a given age. (data from Pena-Brooks & Hegde, 2007)
Often a concerned parent of an 18 month old child who is "not talking" is told "not to worry - my Mary didn't talk til she was 21/2" or "boys talk later than girls". Or they may be advised to "wait and see". While children do develop at different rates to some extent, we know that there are certain developmental milestones, which, if not reached, are a cause for concern.
Research tells us that a child is considered to be a "late talker" when he/she is between 18 and 30 months, has good understanding of language, plays at a typical level for their age, has appropriate social skills, but has a very limited number of words for their age.
If you have concerns about your child, please call for a free initial consultation with Geraldine (Speech and Language Therapist)