Speech and Language Milestones in Children

Speech and Language Milestones in Children

Speech and language development is important for reading, writing, and learning. Early identification of challenges leads to early treatment and better outcomes in school. The following are standard milestones and may indicate a speech or language disorder. If you have concerns, see your healthcare practitioner or contact our office to arrange an assessment. 

Language Delays and Disorders in Children

Language Delays and Disorders in Children

Development of Language: There are many factors that affect a child’s language development ranging from early learning experiences, their physical development, to social interaction. It can also be influenced by a developmental delay, hearing impairment, genetics, or autism. Children with language delays or disorders may also have difficulties with reading, spelling and school subjects, so early assessment and treatment (intervention) is important. 

Emergent Literacy in Children

Emergent Literacy in Children

While literacy includes reading and writing skills, it also involves a relationship with expressive language (communication). Many of the same basic skills needed for oral language are also needed for written language, with the addition of some higher-level skills. 

Auditory and Language Processing Disorders

Auditory and Language Processing Disorders

Auditory processing refers to how the brain becomes aware of sounds and makes sense of them, while language processing is how the brain becomes aware of and makes sense of language. Children with auditory or language processing challenges may be able to express themselves quite well, but find it more difficult to understand what is being said, especially when a lot of information is presented at one time.