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The importance of language
We often wait in anticipation for our child’s first word; will it be ‘Mum’, ‘Dad’ or the name of the family dog? Language is an important part of a child’s development. It supports their ability to express their needs, wants, feelings and it helps them understand the world around them. Language is essential in supporting thinking and problem-solving, and developing and maintaining social relationships.
Stages of development
Each child is an individual and as such their development can be different from others. The learning of skills is not always predictable or linear. However, we do have an understanding of the general development pattern. These developmental achievements are called ‘milestones’ and are a useful guide for tracking your child’s development.
Do not ‘wait and see’
If you have concerns regarding your child’s communication development please contact us.
Research shows that early intervention is crucial when treating language delays.
Read our blog ‘Let’s Talk’ for tips about promoting language development.
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