Speech Development and Children

6-baby-talk530Learning how to talk is an important journey that little ones take in their early development and as they prepare for literacy. Some children may experience more difficulty, while others will develop ahead of the curve. Some factors that may affect the different ways in which young ones learn include: gender, how many languages being learned, and any physical or mental disabilities that may affect speech development. Find out more about how to help your own little one with the following resources available at your library.

  • Early Childhood Speech Development

Books

Beyond Baby Talk: From Speaking to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers by Kenn Apel and Julie J. Masterson

Websites

Speech Chick Blog – Setting Your Child Up for Success

  • Speech Problems

Books

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi

The Silent Child: Exploring the World of Children Who Do Not Speak by Laurent Danon-Boileau, translated by Kevin Windle

Stuttering and Your Child: Questions and Answers

Websites

Parenting.com – Speech Delays in Toddlers

  • Bilingual Speech Development

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Many Languages, Building Connections: Supporting Infants and Toddlers Who Are Dual Language Learners by Karen N. Nemeth

Websites

The Parent Report – Bilingual Speech Development

Kids Health – Bilingual Families

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