Young children learn to make speech sounds through observation, imitation, and practice. You can help:
DO: Be face-to-face as much as possible;
DO: Repeat correctly, so that the child hears a clear, correct version of what he/she just said. For example, if the child says, “Mo teese!” you could say, “More cheese. I want more cheese please.”
DON’T: Ask the child to try again or tell him that he said it wrong. If the child is receiving speech therapy, you can ask the Speech-Language Pathologist if there are other ways you can help.
Is Your Child a Late Talker?
Children who are developing normally in all areas except spoken vocabulary are often called “late talkers.” Learn more about Late Talkers.