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Typical Speech and Language Development

What Is Speech? What Is Language?
Learn the difference between speech and language.

How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?
Charts of speech, language, and hearing milestones from birth to 5. Includes tips for parents.

Early Identification of Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders
Information and tips for parents, families, and caregivers.

Communication Development: Kindergarten–5th grade
What to expect from children in elementary school.

Reading and Writing (Literacy)
Learn about how reading and writing develops.

Social Language Use (Pragmatics)
Learn about social communication and interacting with others.

Learning More Than One Language
What to expect when learning more than one language.

Late Blooming or Language Problem: Information for Parents
Learn the difference between a language delay and a language problem.