We have heard from many anxious parents who worry how well their children’s speech and language skills are progressing at an early age. Given the increasing prevalence of autism and learning disabilities and with progress difficult to specifically quantify, we certainly understand their concern. Here’s some interesting insight from pediatrician Perri Klass in today’s New York Times:
18 and Under – When to Worry if a Child Has Too Few Words (New York Times)
For reference, the ASHA guidelines for child speech and language development are located here.