Speech and Language Delay | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Why is my child not talking yet?
  • Should I talk to my child more to help him/her figure out how to talk?
  • Is it normal for my child to not be speaking yet?
  • My child seems to have trouble understanding what I’m saying. Is it possible he/she is deaf or hard of hearing?
  • Does my child have a developmental disability?
  • What can I do to help my child talk or understand better?
  • Is there any material you have that I can read about speech and language delay?
  • Will my child be able to attend school?


Evaluation and Management of the Child with Speech Delay by AKC Leung, M.B.B.S. and C Pion Kao, M.D. (American Family Physician June 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990600ap/3121.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 06/99