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Could my child have a speech or language disorder?
Red Flags!
  • 1st words later than 18 months
  • less than 50 words by 24 months
  • chronic middle ear infections
  • doesn't react to sound or voices of others
  • family history of speech or language disorders
  • other adults have difficulty understanding your child
  • doesn't play with other kids or try to communicate with other kids
  • uses sounds like s, f, z, sh, k, g, h, but doesn't use sounds like b, p, m, n, d, t many vowel errors
  • uses mostly sounds like g, k, h in place of others