What is the best age to start speech therapy?

This is what usually parents ask to doctor what is the best age to start speech therapy. Regularly mother and father surprise as their toddler is simply too young. The solution is, it depends on the concern!

best age for speech therapy

Toddlers often face problem while pronunciation and difficulties while putting words together. A child in the age group of 18 months to 3 years mispronounces many words. It’s quite normal to play a guessing game in order to figure out what your child is saying, and at times you don’t have have any clue what exactly they want to say. That’s okay!

If you need more information or you have a question regarding Speech Therapy, you can discuss it with our HearingSol healthcare professionals, just give us a call on +91-9327901950. We are always here to help you.

Milestones Of speech Development In Kids

Age below 12 Months

  • See if your child tries to use specific sounds to identify things.
  • Your child must be babbling and cooing this shows his her interest in communicating.
  • At 9 months, your child should try to make the sound in order to make words even if he/she don’t understand it.

 Age 12 to 15 Months

  • Harder consonants sounds like ‘p’, ‘n’ should be audible. However, you should keep in mind that the pace of learning is different for a different child.
  • Your child should be able to understand as well as follow the instructions.

 Age 18 to 24 Months

  • Your child should not face any difficulty while speaking 20 to 50 words in a flow.
  • By now, your child should be capable enough to make sentences.

Between the Ages of 2 And 3

  • The child should have a great bunch of vocabulary.
  • Your child should know how to link words and make sentences.

You must consult  speech-language pathologist if your child is doing any of the following:

  • Not responding normally or consistently to sounds.
  • Mispronouncing words, saying “coo” instead of “cow”.
  • Using a word once and then not using it again.
  • Now not seeming frustrated when you don’t know what she needs (They may also absolutely try to get the object herself or just give up very effortlessly).
  • If your kid not pointing items in books (if you say, “display me the kitty cat,” they flips the page or repeats the word but does not point to the animal).
  • Not changing or developing her language tones from month to month.
  • Not saying “bye-bye” or reacting to games such as peekaboo.
  • Still saying single words only, and not phrases or sentences.

Causes of Delayed Speech or Language:

  • Autism also is a cause of delay in speaking. Autism is a lifelong neurological and developmental disorder that affects early in childhood and affects daily functioning.
  • Learning disability is another cause of delayed speech. This may be overcome if caught early.
  • Loss of hearing can cause a delay in speaking. Hearing loss may be because of an undiagnosed ear infection.

Numerous children with speech delays have oral-motor issues. These happen when there’s an issue in the territories of the brain in charge of discourse and making it difficult to coordinate with the lips, tongue, and jaw to deliver discourse sounds. These children likewise may have other oral-motor issues.

Hearing issues are additionally normally identified with delayed speech. That is the reason an audiologist should test a youngster’s hearing at whatever point there’s a speech concern. Children who experience difficulty in a hearing may experience difficulty articulating just as comprehending, copying, and utilizing language.

Ear diseases, particularly unending contaminations, can influence hearing. Basic ear contaminations that have been dealt with, however, ought not to influence speech delay. As far as there is normal hearing in one ear, speech and language will enhance normally.


The speech therapist will work on your child speech and language. They will enhance their communication skills. They will teach you different ways of treating a child at a home.

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