Language disorder

Free Bilingual Texting Service Helps Parents Worried About Their Child's Speech and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.

Key Points: 
  • Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.
  • Most speech and language disorders are highly treatable, but the earlier parents and caregivers seek help for their child, the better.
  • However, parents absolutely know their child best, and we always encourage them to trust their gut on matters related to their child's speech and language development.
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    Bright by Text is a nationwide text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 make the most of everyday interactions.

New National Poll of Experts Shows Parents Largely Unaware of Early Warning Signs of Communication Disorders in Children

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:03pm

A full 69% say parents of young children are not aware of the early warning signs of speech/language disordersand 32% say that, on average, the symptoms of hearing loss are going undetected in children for 1 year or longer.

Key Points: 
  • A full 69% say parents of young children are not aware of the early warning signs of speech/language disordersand 32% say that, on average, the symptoms of hearing loss are going undetected in children for 1 year or longer.
  • "Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilitiesand they are highly treatable in most cases," said Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA 2018 president.
  • More than half of the polled experts (56%) say parents are not aware that by addressing the symptoms of communication disorders early, treatment is often less expensive and takes less time.
  • Parents should familiarize themselves with communication milestoneswhich are very specific and begin within the first few months of lifeas well as the early warning signs of communication disorders, which can be subtle.