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Speech Delays: When to Worry

While it's true every child develops on her own timeline, delays in specific milestones such as talking can leave many parents wondering, "Is my child on schedule?" Here are some answers to your baby-development questions.
mother playing with baby Paying Attention to Others

Social interaction is the foundation of language development, says Katrina Zeit, a speech pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. "If your child doesn't pay attention to other people, respond to sounds, music, games, or moving toys, it could be a warning sign of a possible speech delay."