delay in speech therapy

Early Vocabulary Delay May Mean Therapy Later

by VocoVision on January 8, 2016

early_vocabulary_delayed_therapy_speechA new study from Penn State University shows that toddlers who demonstrate vocabulary delays end up needing speech therapy later in life. However, the language spoken in the home, as well as race play a role in whether or not the children actually receive these services.

The study was published in the American Journal of Speech-Language Policy in November, and it aimed to settle the debate on whether or not speaking later in life is a risk factor for later development. [continue reading…]