This blog is a part of an initiative I undertook by the name of “SLP – An Awareness Drive”. Purpose of this initiative is to spread awareness to the Pakistani community regarding speech language and communication disorders/ delays. This blog is an attempt help those people that are newlyweds or parents of young ones. They may benefit through this initiative in the form of knowledge as I am providing basic understanding of speech/ language developmental milestones, and how the child deviates from the normal track of development. In addition to it, some basic knowledge, I have also shared some knowledge about screening tests, which are very important for the prevention and cure of illness of neonates which can occur in present or in future. Video links are as follows,
It is observed that, lack of awareness about child developmental milestones, and the warning signs of speech/ language delays and disorders, among parents/ caregivers and close family members, can be a reason of complication in rehabilitation of such children and delay in early intervention to support these children properly. In addition, this awareness drive is designed to make the parents aware of these red flags so that they may consult a doctor in order to support the development of child’s speech, and language skills.
I have uploaded videos that address the topic from the start, the very beginning of a child’s life when he/ she is born, how they develop speech and language skills gradually after the time of birth and that it varies considerably in their early childhood. However, each child tends to master speech/ language skills at their own pace but there are some defined milestones that can help to guide in identification and comparison of normal development.
Watch this series of episodes to gain proper knowledge about normal development of speech and language skills in your child.