Posted by: Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP , Meagan Horn, MA on Dec 21, 2023


If you’ve ever wondered if your child’s early speech development is on track, you are not alone. It can be difficult to know what is typical for a child’s age and when to be concerned.

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