Please contact a Speech Language pathologist/speech therapist.
Children's speech and language development follows a typical pattern. For example at first birth day the normal children speak at least one meaningful word, at the age of 2 years they should able to combined two words and at the age of 3years expected to speak in sentences .The deviation in such pattern is considered as delayed speech and language.
Mostly it is associated with Autism
, hearing impairment
, mental retardation, inadequate speech and language stimulation at home, cleft lip and palate
, specific language impairment. Early professional help (Speech language therapy) can be very much effective for developing the communication skills and achieving academic goal.
Speech language pathologist administers some speech and language test on the child .Also take an interview of the parents related to speech language development and case history of the problem and speech mechanism examination of the child. Based on collected information, comparing with the normative for that age group, they will diagnose the problem. They will tell you delay is present or not .If yes how much delay is? They will also tell speech therapy
is needed or not.
Please check speech language and hearing information at: http://speechtherapyindia.in
B.Sc. (Hons.) Speech and Hearing, AIIMS New Delhi
M.Sc. Speech Language Pathology, AIISH Mysore
Consultant Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Voice Therapist, Audiologist