Is your child “on track?”
Please answer “yes” for each of the following statements that are true:
Communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in the US.
- 28-60% of children with a speech and language deficit have a sibling and/or parent who is also affected.
- The prevalence of speech sound disorder in young children is 8- 9%.
- By the 1st grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders, the majority of which have no known cause.
- Children with phonological disorders often require other types of services, with 50-70% exhibiting general academic difficulty through grade 12.
- It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans stutter. Stuttering affects people of all ages but occurs most frequently in young children between the ages of 2 and 6.
- Boys are 3 times more likely to stutter than girls.
- 6-8 million people in the US have some form of language impairment.
- Research suggests that the first 6 months are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills.
- Approximately 7.5 million people in the US have trouble using their voices.
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- Activities to encourage speech and language development
- Helpful websites and internet resources
- Home strategies for infants and toddlers
- Simple things families can to to help their children become a reader
- Speech development articulation
- Speech-Language Development: 0-1
- Speech-Language Development: 1-2
- Speech-Language Development: 2-3
- Speech-Language Development: 3-4
- Speech-Language Development: 4-5
Links of Interest
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Autism Society of America
- Autism Speaks
- OCALI – Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
- State Support Team 11 (Ohio Department of Education – special education resources)
- Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Stuttering Foundation of America