Pediatricians often encourage parents to evaluate their child’s development in the context of typical developmental milestones, such as language acquisition. However, it’s important to remember that every child develops a little differently. Some children do not talk until shortly after their second birthdays, for example. This is called a language delay, which is defined as language that develops in the appropriate sequence, yet at a reduced rate as compared to the child’s peer group.
For more information about language delays in children, watch this interview with a doctor. She explains the differences between receptive and expressive language skills.
If your child is displaying signs of a possible language delay, contact The Behavior Exchange at (972) 312-8733 and ask us about our early-start therapy programs . Our Plano facility also offers behavior classes and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA