In this month’s online masterclass, we spoke to speech pathologist, Dr Lydia Timms, who is also a lecturer from Curtin University.
1:09 When should you see a speech pathologist?
2:14 How do I know if my child’s language development is normal?
4:10 What are the various expectations of language development during the first two years of a child’s life?
6:10 Is it normal for a child to understand better than speak?
7:00 Should I force my child to speak instead of gesture?
8:07 Should I expect the same rate of development for all my children or will it differ even though they’re all from the same family?
9:34 What can I do to encourage my child’s speech and language development?
12:08 When do I correct my child’s pronunciation of words?
12:39 When do speech impediments like lisps or stammering become a problem?
15:46 Is delayed speech development related to any other developmental issues?
17:00 Is delayed speech development related to hearing problems?
18:19 Can grommets help speech development?
19:14 What’s the best way to find a speech pathologist?
Links for more information on speech and language development at home
Language between the flags: The safe age period for language development
Find a speech pathologist: How to find a speech pathologist in your local area
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