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Developmental Delay Speech And Language

This month in our series on early intervention, let’s understand all about speech and language development.

By Team ParentCircle with inputs from Krishna Raj

Sashi still remembers the exact moment her child uttered his first word “mumma” when he was just nine months old. How delighted she was! Today she is standing outside the doctor’s office, with a file that says her three-year-old son possibly has a language delay. She is shocked, confused, and terrified. But, she hasn’t lost hope. After all, her doctor has assured her that therapy will help. Yes, you read it right. If your child’s ability to speak and understand language is slower than his peers, knowing what to expect and when to seek help is most important. Most delays can be corrected or reversed with therapy and care. The earlier you start, the better it is for your child.

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