Heidi Johnson, M.D.
As your toddler grows into childhood, language, speech and vocabulary blossoms with each passing day! Boys Town Pediatrics explains toddler language development and how parents can help expand communication skills.
Every child has a different pace when developing language skills. Some may be a little ahead or behind. It is important to track and monitor your child's development. Your pediatrician will discuss your child's language development at his or her well check child visits.
Speech delays occur for many reasons, including hearing loss and developmental disorders. Depending on the circumstances, your pediatrician may refer your child to a hearing specialist (audiologist) or a speech-language pathologist. If you have any questions or concerns about your toddler's language development, contact your pediatrician.