Children - Speech and Language Development Directory
Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about children's speech and language development, milestones in children's speech and language development, problems in children's speech and language development, treatment for children's speech and language development problems, and much more.
Your Baby's First Words
WebMD explores speech milestones for a baby. When will your child say his or her first words? And how can you encourage talking?
Recognizing Developmental Delays in Your Child: Ages 3 to 5
WebMD shows you how to spot developmental delays in children by age.
Speech and Language Development-What Is Normal
Although speech and language continue to develop through adolescence, children usually reach major milestones in predictable stages by 6 years of age. However, the exact pace at which speech and language develop varies among children, especially the age at which they begin to talk. Communication skills are often categorized as receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language is the .
Speech and Language Development-Common Concerns
Speech and language delaysSpeech and language difficulties are estimated to occur in about 6% of children.1, 2 Mild and temporary speech delays can occur in some children. However, delays that last beyond 18 months of age should be evaluated by a health professional. All children with a speech delay should have their hearing tested. Keep in mind that many different factors determine a child's ...
Does Your Child Have Hearing Loss?
Some 12,000 American children are born each year with impaired hearing.
Brain-Boosting Activities for Preschoolers: Reading, Games, Play, and More
Play, reading, puzzles, games, and socializing are among the activities that may help your preschooler's mind develop, experts tell WebMD.