Language is a fundamental aspect of human interaction, enabling us to express our needs, thoughts, feelings and experiences. As a caregiver, you play a crucial role in nurturing your child's ability to communicate.
The rate of speech and language development varies among children and is influenced by several factors, including:
- Inherent ability to learn language
- Hearing ability
- Motor skills, such as walking, jumping, writing and self-feeding
- The Frequency and quality of language exposure
If a child's speech and language development is slower than usual, it may indicate a speech or language difficulty.