Will my child ever speak? I am asked this question several times a week. If your child is not developing language yet, the first thing to do is ask your health visitor or GP to refer them to speech and language therapy. When you are there, also ask them to arrange a hearing test for your child, just to rule out any potential hearing issues.
The first thing to work on with any child is their attention. Can you find activities to help them share their attention with you? Blowing bubbles? Singing songs? Playing tickling and chasing games? Playing peek-a-boo?
Please give me a call to chat through your child’s language delay-we can make a plan of action together!