Typically, a 2-year-old baby should be able to speak 50 words and two to three-word sentences. And by the age of 3, the vocabulary increases to 1000 words and they are good to speak three to four sentences.
If you see that your toddler is not meeting this milestone, he may have a speech delay.
Speech Delay in Children
Children develop their language skills in the first few days of their lives. However, the pace at which every child achieves its milestone differs from one child to the next. Some children start early while others start pretty late. Identifying speech delay in children is quite a tricky thing because in general it is considered a small roadblock that will go off ‘naturally’. But in actuality, this is not true.
Here are some important facts about speech delay in children and how can you as a parent help your child to overcome this delay.
The speech delay refers to a condition where a child is unable to any sound in a language or utters any meaningful word that is appropriate at his age.
Causes of Speech Delay In Children
There are many causes of delay in speech amongst children.
Can Speech Therapy Help a Child?
Speech therapy certainly helps children with speech delays to a great extent. However, if a child is having any medical issues leading to speech delay, speech therapy cannot help much.
However, being a parent, you can help if he/she struggling with speech developmental issues.
Speech delay is one of the common delays in children’s milestones. Early intervention and therapies help to overcome, rather than simply ignoring it.#babygrowthanddevelopment #boostingchilddevelopment #growthmilestones