Learning ways to boost speech development
Olot more than others can. You would expect a stranger to understand at least half of a twoyear- old’s speech. Between two and three years, a child will learn many more words, and will start to have more complex and longer sentences, using descriptive words as well as nouns and verbs.
By three years speech is usually much easier to comprehend. If you are concerned about your child’s speech you could start by checking with your child health nurse or GP.
They may consider arranging for a hearing test and/ or speech therapy assessment. There are many reasons why a child has slower speech development; this can range from things such as isolated delay in speech, to hearing impairment and even autistic disorder.
You can do things to help with speech development. This includes making sure your child is in a speech rich environment.
Reading and looking at books and pictures with your child, talking about day- to- day activities and things that you see as you drive in your car, or playing little talking games all help. Children gain from interaction with other children at a play group or child care or other group activities.