From babbling to imitating tones, speech and language development of the child are important markers of child’s overall development and are essential for the social as well as academic performance of the child. Mostly, speech delay is temporary and the child eventually responds to the guided efforts by the parents. But sometimes the speech delay may be associated with other issues like hearing loss, learning difficulties, etc. If such concerns are observed then it is advisable to get evaluated by experts as it is always beneficial to intervene at an early age.
If the child has not achieved below milestones:
There is no harm in getting a detailed assessment by an expert if the parents or the school teacher finds any issue in the speech or language development of the child. It can help in determining the cause of delay. Early assessment and intervention are always beneficial, even if it is a temporary delay or child is a late bloomer.