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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?


#4 Should I wait until my child starts school to seek help with speech and language problems?

No. If you think your toddler or preschooler may have a problem, call right away. Often early detection and treatment can ensure better beginnings for school. Early detection and treatment also gives the child more time to develop the skills needed for school before they embark on this very important new stage of learning.

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.