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Language Development: Toddler

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Fretting over your baby's speech delay? The latest from the American Academy of Pediatrics might soothe your fears

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Find out what kind of learner your child is, plus possible careers and homework helpers that will meet his specific needs
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Why your child may be a late talker, and when you should consult an expert on child language development problems

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Is he a late talker? What to expect with your child's speech development, and how to know if there's a problem

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Q. My 16-month-old doesn't know as many words as his older sister did when she was his age. I've heard that boys lag behind girls in speech...
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Q. My toddler has trouble saying her L's  -- they sound like Y's. Does she need speech therapy? A. Difficulty pronouncing the sounds of l,...
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Q. It's hard for us to understand what our 2-year-old is saying. Should we see a speech therapist?A. A typical 2-year-old comprehends everything but...
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Here are some common preschool speech problems, and speech therapy activities you can do to help your child speak better

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What's normal, and when you should worry about speech impairments

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One late winter afternoon, I bundled up my son and carried him outside to the yard. He was a 2½-year-old boy whose speech was delayed for a variety...
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Q. My 2-year-old doesn't speak much, but she hears and understands fine. Though my wife and I aren't worried, other adults often treat our daughter...
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Q. I'm worried about my 18-month-old son, who has been slow to talk. He points and whines when he wants something instead of using words. He does...