As toddlers and preschoolers become increasingly verbal, they may begin to stumble over their words—raising concerns about stuttering. How do parents know when disfluencies are a normal part of development and when to be more concerned?
Product testing shows that many children’s’ headphones do not adequately restrict volume level, pointing to the importance of basic safe listening practices, such as turning the volume down and taking listening breaks.
Simple signage placed in supermarkets in Philadelphia has sparked a one-third increase in conversations between parents and children under 8—why that’s so important.
Two articles offer information about speech and language milestones for children in the 2-to-4 and 5-to-8 age ranges, as well as signs of problems and tips for how parents can help.
This article looks at whether repeating your toddler’s speech mistakes is bad for their development.
Pediatrician discusses the benefits of reading physical (as opposed to electronic) books to children, noting parents are often more involved in interaction when reading traditional books and there is less potential for distractions and “cognitive overload.”
This article discusses why simple conversation is so important to children’s development—and offers advice for parents on how to start (and keep) conversation flowing.
ASHA expert explains key skills needed for a successful school transition and how parents can help kids build them.
This article shares easy ways parents can help encourage young children’s communication development—and offers advice for creating tech boundaries so smartphones don’t interfere with everyday communication opportunities.
This article discusses tips for talking respectfully and productively about a potential communication delay.