If there's a speech delay/language development in your child- How to handle it?

If there's a speech delay/language development in your child- How to handle it?
2y+
Speech
  • Ideally at this stage, your child will develop some new elements in his speech skills. However, at times, your little one can have some delays with this development. Each child develops at his own pace. Delayed speech or Language development is a commonly seen issue among children, which leaves a parent perturbed. In order to feel at peace, you may consult an audiologist and have some hearing tests conducted. 
  • If nothing serious is diagnosed, you should patiently wait. Parents need to understand that every child has their own development pace. Delayed speech shouldn’t be transformed into a panic state. Allow your little one to grasp simple words with time. Take out time during the day when your toddler is at ease.
  • Start with short words with easy sounds. Maintain a smile during this practice. Take the help of musical toys which are proven to assist kids in developing speech skills. If your little one still doesn’t show signs of verbal development, consult an audiologist again so as to analyze if there is internal disorder which is hampering your toddler’s language/speech development.