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Frequently Asked Question’s

  1. Do Babies understand when we talk to them?
  2. Can a parent tell whether a child's speech is developing well?
  3. Can a smart child have a speech or language problem?
  4. Should I wait until my child starts school to seek help with speech and language problems?
  5. Is it common for younger children in families not to talk?
  6. Will my child grow out of a speech and language problem?
  7. If we speak more that one language at home, will it cause our child to have a speech or language problem?
  8. Do I need a doctor’s referral to have my child seen by "Talking Tots"?
  9. Should I worry if my child stutters?

#1 Do Babies understand when we talk to them?

Most people, especially children understand more (receptive language) than they can say (expressive language). Babies may not understand the meaning of all our words at first. They learn about sounds and words when we talk to them. Talking to your baby while bathing and feeding him/her helps your baby learn about language.

Adapted with permission from material developed by First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa-Carleton led by Pinecrest - Queensway Health and Community Services.