In our new Ask Me Anything video series, the Interaction Coach answers parents' top questions related to their child's communication development. Question: My child is 12 months and hasn’t said any words yet. Should I be concerned? Answer: My answer would be yes, concerned but don't panic. There are many reasons why a 12 month old doesn't say words including someone else talking for them, somebody anticipating their needs, or self-retrieval of their desired action or activity. BUT, getting an audiological assessment, or hearing test is imperative at this point. We need to rule out that the child is not suffering from hearing loss before we go forward. If you are a parent or loved one of a young child, drop your question below, and it may be featured in our next Q&A.
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Joyce is very knowledgeable. Not only as a speech therapist but also on how the school system works. Which is very helpful going through the IEP process. She was able to engage with my daughter and was never hesitant to help in any way. I would definitely recommend Joyce to anyone that is looking for a trustworthy, caring and informed speech therapist.
- AUTUMN MARSHALL, PARENT
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