Delayed Speech & Language Development

Children develop speech and language skills at different rates. They are able to do certain things at certain ages, known as developmental milestones.

If a child does not develop speech and language skills as per milestones then he/she should be evaluated by a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist.

Delay in speech & language development may be associated with problems such as –

  • Poor motivation of speech
  • Poor stimulation of speech
  • Hearing Loss
  • Mental Retardation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Bilingualism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Down’s syndrome