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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?


#2 Can a parent tell whether a child's speech is developing well?

You know your child best. You talk and listen to your child more than anyone else. If you are concerned about the way your child is learning to talk you can refer to the checklist or call "Talking Tots" at (519)753-7453 for an assessment. Parent referrals are encouraged.

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.