Speech, Language, & Hearing Problems

Delayed Speech or Language Development

Knowing what's typical and what's not in speech and language development can help you figure out if you should be concerned or if your child is right on schedule.

Hearing Problems in Children from MedlinePlus.gov

Most children hear and listen from the moment they are born. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.

It's a Noisy Planet

Information on promoting healthy hearing habits.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders--Health Information

This site contains information on conditions and disorders, statistics, links to related organizations, and research studies.

Nemours Teens Health--Hearing Impairment

In addition to noise-induced hearing loss, other types of hearing impairment can affect people during their teen years. Unlike hearing loss that's caused by noise, though, these types of hearing loss are not preventable.

Nemours Teens Health--Speech Problems

Describes common speech disorders: how they are treated and how to deal with them.

Speech and Language Delay

This brief article is a good starting point for parents who are concerned that their young child may have a speech delay.  You can also view this article in Spanish.

Speech and Language Developmental Milestones

Read this informative article from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to learn about how speech and language develop in babies and young children and what to do if you believe your child’s speech may be delayed.

Typical Speech and Language Development

This list of articles for parents from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association covers typical language development from birth through upper elementary school as well as the early detection of speech, language, and hearing disorders.

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