Speech Delays

If your child is having problems talking, he may have a speech delay. Here you'll learn about speech delays, when you should worry, and how to find a great speech therapist.

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Parenting a Child With a Speech Delay Can Be Lonely
My 4-year-old has a speech delay and is behind the rest of his classmates. I hate to admit how difficult it's been on me. But after talking to my son's doctor, I realize there's no reason to push him to catch up.
6-Year-Old Boy Speaks for the First Time After Dentist Performs 10-Second Procedure
6-year-old Mason Motz spoke for the first time after his dentist noticed that he had a tongue tie, an easily-reversible issue.
Language Difficulties
Many toddlers are slow to talk or speak in garbled words. Here's how to handle some of these language challenges.
What Is Childhood Apraxia?
It's defined as the absence of planned movement. Here's what you should know about this type of developmental delay.
Understanding Speech Delays
Our experts break down the facts on common speech delays in children.
What Is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
How to tell if your child has a speech delay or childhood apraxia of speech?
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More Speech Delays

Toddler Intellectual Development: "My Child Is Speech-Delayed"
Jan Faull, MEd, answers a parent's question about activities that encourage verbalization.
Not Talking Yet?
If you suspect your child has difficulties with speech, speak up. The key to treating language disorders is early intervention.

Dr. Alan Greene on Toddler Stuttering

Is stuttering a normal speech pattern for toddlers?