Are you worried that your child may have delayed speech and language development or may not be developing clear speech and language normally?

In this month’s online masterclass, we spoke to speech pathologist, Dr Lydia Timms, who is also a lecturer from Curtin University.

What’s covered

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

Raising bilingual children

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