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Things to Look Out For

For some children, developing communication skills can be very difficult. It is important that parents seek advice from a speech and language therapist if:

  • A child points or shows what they want rather than says it.
  • They only say single words instead of joining words together into short sentences.
  • They are slow to respond to your instructions.
  • They rely on being shown what to do rather than being told.
  • You cannot understand most of what they say.
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If you have any concerns, you should speak to your health visitor, GP or paediatrician.

You can check your child’s progress here (birth to 11 years).