Worried that your child isn’t talking yet? In many cases, there’s no cause for alarm when a child is a late talker. Most children will develop language skills in their own time, and some develop language faster than others.
However, since it’s estimated that between 15-25% of young children have some type of communication disorder, it’s important to know when it’s time to seek help. Children that speak less than 10 words by the time they’re age 18-20 months old are considered late talkers, and language delays are especially common in children who have autism. (more…)