This is probably the question that I get the most from parents. It is a tough question to answer right off the bat. Once some more information is gathered, I am in a better position to make that call.
Parents of young children go back and forth with, should we wait or should we move forward with therapy. As a licensed speech language pathologist who specializes in the early intervention population, contact a local speech pathologist and have a conversation. Most professionals will give you complimentary advice on whether or not they believe you should have your child be seen for a screening or an evaluation. Children follow a “typical” path of development; however, each child does develop at their own pace. It is a matter of determining if there is in fact a delay/disorder and how significant the delay/disorder is at that time. It is a case by case decision and a skilled professional can help you come up with a good plan of action. So no matter how young your child is, if you have concerns, call for some advice.
Our website has some information regarding speech and language development which can be used as a guide. Good luck!
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