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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?

#9 Should I worry if my child stutters?

Children often repeat words or phrases as they learn to talk or when they are excited or tired. This is normal for most children between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age. Your child may do this for a few days or so. However, if this goes on for a longer time or you are worried about the stuttering or hesitation in their speech, especially if it is causing your child some frustration call "Talking Tots" at 753-7453.

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.