Language Development

Top 10 Myths about Early Speech and Language Development

Author: Karen KEISpeech and Language Therapist 1. Learning more than one language causes language delay False. Bilingualism itself does not cause language delay. Bilingual children may say their first words slightly later than monolingual children, but it is still within the normal age range. Once bilingual children start to say short sentences, they develop grammar …

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Signs of Language Delay

Author: Karen KEISpeech and Language Therapist Receptive language delay is when a person has difficulty understanding spoken words and language that you read or hear. This includes difficulty understanding concepts such as shapes, colours, prepositions (in front/behind), time (before/after), grammar (plurals, third person singular, past tense) etc. Some children have difficulty understanding oral language and …

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The Power of Shared Reading

Author: Karen KEI Speech and Language Therapist Shared reading is an interactive reading experience that happens when the children join in or read together while guided by an experienced reader. This could be parents, caregivers, siblings, or teachers. In shared reading, children learn to observe and participate in reading, learn essential concepts of how print …

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