Looking at Language Delays

Pediatricians often encourage parents to evaluate their child’s development in the context of typical developmental milestones, such as language acquisition. However, it’s important to remember that every child develops a little differently. Some children do not talk until shortly after their second birthdays, for example. This is called a language delay, which is defined as language that develops in the appropriate sequence, yet at a reduced rate as compared to the child’s peer group.

For more information about language delays in children, watch this interview with a doctor. She explains the differences between receptive and expressive language skills.

If your child is displaying signs of a possible language delay, contact The Behavior Exchange at (972) 312-8733 and  ask us about our early-start therapy programs . Our Plano facility also offers behavior classes and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Written By Tammy Cline-Soza, MS, BCBA

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