Afasic - my child isn't talking and I'm worried

We often hear parents ask, “why isn’t my toddler talking yet?”  It is natural to feel worried if your child seems to be late to talk or not talking very much compared to children of the same age.

Children develop and learn to talk at different rates – some more slowly or quickly than others. However, there are key milestones to look out for and it can help parents to know how talking develops, what happens and when.

Download the key milestones below:

Speech and Language Development Milestones - Early Years (242.8 KiB, 17,980 hits)

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In this section you will find information about:

  • What to look out for if your child is pre-school or primary school age
  • Identifying who can help
  • First steps to getting help and support
  • Gathering information and keeping a record
  • Questions to ask professionals

Take a look through this section to get the help you need.