By Caroline Hunter, MS Speech Language Pathologist
Children are watching and learning from their environments and the adults around them all the time. Beginning to talk is an exciting part of development! When children are able to tell adults what they need and want, frustrations are reduced. Language development can also introduce more fun and interaction between parents and toddlers. There are many things that you can do to encourage your toddler's vocabulary to grow.
Thinking about these questions ahead of time will prepare you for your appointment and better assist your doctor in assessing your child. If it is determined that your child's language is behind, you may be referred to a speech-language pathologist for further testing.