A mom shares her family's journey through her daughter's delays in speech and language, among others.
The day my daughter first called me “Mommy,” I cried. I mean loud, ugly sobs. She was almost 5 years old at the time, and it had been a long, arduous journey to get that one word.We became suspicious when she was
Here is list of professionals you can turn to if you suspect your child has developmental delays.
There are so many books and information about children’s developmental milestones that sometimes it can get overwhelming for parents to ask questions and seek help. While it is absolutely normal for parents to wonder whether their children are experiencing developmental delay, it
A mom shares the five things she wish she knew when she found out her child had speech delays.
I still remember the moment I realized that our daughter had a speech delay. I was showing her my Lola’s orchids saying, “Look Rei, flowers! Can you say flowers?” She wasn’t interested and didn’t respond. It dawned on me that she was
Get your toddler talking with these tips.
Parents these days are more concerned about tracking their toddler’s development and hitting age-appropriate developmental milestones, in particular, speech development.Andrea Jurilla, a certified speech language pathologist and speech therapist, has several practical tips how parents of toddlers, young children, and preschoolers can
"It is through play that children use and practice the things they learn."
Playtime is the best brain-building gift that we can ever give our children. It develops social, language, motor, and cognitive skills, which are all important for a child’s development. But as most parents will quickly realize, plying your child with many toys isn’t
A mom shares her journey to finding acceptance when faced with her child’s developmental delay.
January 18 is a date I will never forget — it was the day we decided to bring our eldest son, Tobi, to a developmental pediatrician to have him assessed. He had been 3 years and 2 months old at that time.Tobi,
All we can say is encourage your toddler's "kadaldalan" by reading to him out loud!
By the time you give birth, you already know all of the milestones your baby should be hitting (we also hope you keep in mind that children don't always develop in the same pace.) At 12 months, you can't wait to hear
Speech sound development is when we make speech sounds using the mouth, lips, and tongue.
It is normal for toddlers to say some sounds the wrong way because some do not develop these speech sounds until he is 4, 5, or 6 years old. You'll hear them replace the letter R with a letter W (saying "wabbit" instead
"Late-talking toddlers are typically developing in all other skills but speech."
All parents are excited to hear their baby's first words — will it be "Mama" or "Dada" — and it's a huge milestone. But what if your little one is still just making gibberish sounds? You find yourself wondering if his speech and language
You think your child is just a late talker. Here's when it might suggest speech and language delay
Every child develops at his own pace. Some walk or talk early, while others need more time to hone a skill. But perhaps one of the most worrisome for parents are "late talkers" because it suggests speech and language delay. If you
A study tracked screen time and assessed language development in children 6 months to 2 years old.
Here’s more reason to keep your baby far away from screens: it can cause speech delays, according to recent research. Presented at the 2017 Pediatrics Academic Societies Meeting, the study found that, in children 6 months to 2 years old, more time spent
The Philippines currently has no law that regulates the practice of speech-language therapy so here's how to spot a bona fide therapist.
The term “speech-language pathologist” might seem intimidating, but, to put it simply, a speech-language pathologist is someone who helps individuals -- kids and grown-ups alike -- communicate. In the Philippines, the term is used interchangeably with speech therapist, Jerilee Casas, a certified
Read up on when and how a child learns to talk, and how to detect a speech problem.
Photo from livescience.comThis article first appeared in the August 2005 issue of Smart Parenting magazineUnlike his two elder siblings, my youngest child couldn’t speak at two years old. Santiago would talk to me in grunts, with “mama” his only clear word. To
How do you know if your child’s speech is progressing normally?
Photo from galleryhip.comOne of the most awaited milestones of every parent, along with the first smile and the first unassisted step, is her baby’s first word. Once you’ve heard the first ‘ma-ma’ or ‘da-da’, you would probably continue to hold your breath
If you suspect your child has a speech problem or speech delay, here’s a guide on probable causes and options for your preschooler’s education.
Bulol. Such an austere word of the Filipino tongue. As you may come to notice, there isn’t a single English definition for it. It may mean that one stammers, slurs while speaking, or talks differently in his or her native tongue and
What's the difference between speech and language delay?
Preschooler & Mom1. My 4-yearold is very talkative, but every time he speaks, I can’t seem to understand what he’s saying. Is he suffering from a speech delay?By the time your child reaches age 1, he should have already uttered his first
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Remember that a child’s intelligence, as well as his language and speech development is affected by his genetic make-up. But do know that there are many other causes for speech delay, which a developmental pediatrician can tell you about. It is both