Signs that might prompt you to contact a
Speech and Language Pathologist

  • Infant with little cooing or babbling, with first words occurring after 18 months.

  • No words by 18 months.

  • No phrases by 24 months.

  • Little to no vocabulary growth between the ages of 18 months and 2 years.

  • Continued use of pointing, grunting and gesturing to communicate at 2 years.

  • Frustration with inability to communicate.

  • The child who can say words clearly, but is unclear in phrases and sentences.

  • The child who deletes sounds from words past 3 years old.

  • The child who says a word several times and is unable to repeat it on command.

  • Inability to recognize common objects by 12-15 months.

  • Inability to follow simple directions by 12-15 months.

  • Appears confused when spoken to.

  • Child's dependence on speaker's gestures in order to follow directions.

  • Child requires frequent repetitions of directions.

  • Inability to answer simple yes/no, who, what, where questions by 2.

  • Echolalia (Should be gone by age 2).

  • Asking for repetitions of a command or question.

  • Appears as if he/she is not paying attention.

  • Poor social interaction with peers and adults.


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Troy, Michigan 48098

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