Speech Facts

Myth or Fact

Wondering what the TRUTH is ?? Read the answers below to find out.

Late talkers are at a higher risk for later & literacy difficulties and therefore, early identification and language & literacy difficulties and therefore, early intervention is important.

By 2, children should be able to say more than 50 single words, put two words together e.g. “bye teddy”, and use most vowel sounds and a variety of consonants.

Research has identified that boys are 1.5 times more likely to have a Speech and Language delay compared to girls.

Approx 11% of children will develop a stutter, with 70-80% of those children recovering naturally.

Using sign language is a great way to compliment the development of language.

Speech and language skills are the building blocks for learning to read.

Speech and language intervention can begin in infancy. For children who are at risk of communication difficulties, early intervention can increase the likelihood of achieving positive outcomes.

No, you do not need a referral.

Speech and language delays may occur in more than one member of a family

Contributing factors include reduced 1:1 mother- child interaction. Another is the unique language that twins develop between each other.