“Without speech therapy, I’d probably be less confident, and have less of a feeling that I can control my speech if I work hard enough. I’d be unaware of the fact that there are others out there like me, of where my speech issues fall in relation to others and of the professional community that exists to support all of us.”
Formed in 1965, CSHA represents California’s expert leaders in communication, cognition, hearing and swallowing. We are speech-language pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, audiologists and aspiring future professionals who have grown into a 3,000-strong movement.
Early Intervention Guide on Communication and Language Development By their second birthday, most children have a vocabulary of about 75-225 words and are beginning to combine words into two- to three-word phrases. While prevalence estimates vary, about 10 percent to 20 percent of 2-year-olds don’t reach this milestone and consequently may experience difficulties learning to …[Read More]
Learning to Communicate Babies are busy. There’s so much to do those first two years, like crying, smiling, waving, playing. They’re signs a child is learning to communicate. Parents are busy, too, so they need all the help they can get to identify the signs of age-appropriate communication — and what to do if those …[Read More]