Early development 0-12 months
The child will use non-verbal communication to communicate with the world around them in the first days of life when they are unable to use speech.
Early infancy and toddler 12 months-3 years
Children begin to develop their speech, language and communication skills. Usually at different rates but achieving the same milestones.
Infancy 3-5 years
Children are now able to talk more about their experiences and thoughts as they enter school age. There language and communication skills start to progress rapidly.
Child 5-12 years
Children are able to use their language and communication for many functions, helping their literacy and reading skills to develop.
Teenager 13-18 years
Adolescents are continuously improving and developing their language and communication skills. This will continue to mature into adulthood.
Eating and drinking 0-2 years
Children develop at different rates but will develop certain eating and drinking skills before others.
Children usually develop their speech sounds in a particular order. The begins from the easier learned or produced sounds to the harder ones.
Children must develop their attention before they begin to learn speech, language and communication skills fully. This usually follows a typical pattern of development.
All children develop at different rates, some may learn to walk at a faster rate than others, whereas some may say their first words very early on. There are general milestones that are agreed and accepted that children should meet by certain ages and stages of their life. Sometimes children do not always meet these milestones or are delayed in meeting them. Speech and language therapy can increase a child’s development and help children reach the milestones.
There are many reason for why a child may not be meeting their speech, language and communication milestones, such as developmental disorders, developmental delay and learning disability. Sometimes, the reason for a child not reaching their milestones is unknown.
Our speech and language therapists can provide assessment and therapy to improve a child’s development across each stage of their life. Our speech and language therapists are trained to assess and give therapy to children across all ages and abilities with varying conditions.
If you feel your child is not reaching the milestones appropriate for their age, or have been alerted to this by a teacher or other professionals then please contact us to speak to one of our professional speech and language therapists on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 088 2298.
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