Infant, literally, translates to "unable to talk." Learning to walk and becoming a toddler doesn't automatically graduate a baby out of infancy, since some babies don't start talking even though they may be cruising around the coffee table. Can a child who starts talking late be normal, have a regular life, and go to the same schools as other kids? Parents of a child with delayed speech may sometimes find the need for extra resources concerning information about this issue. These links offer parents knowledge on possible causes of late talking, as well as resources and support. By passing on this information you may help a parent gain comfort and insight into dealing with late talking. Here's a link to Contemporary Pediatrics' http://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/radio_peds4 on this important issue.
1 To Z's Bubbles: http://www.1-to-z.co.uk/activities.asp
Downloadable games for developing minds, including games that test listening and speaking skills.
The Apraxia Kids Web Site: http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
Sponsored by the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America.
Baby Bumblebee: http://www.babybumblebee.com/
An online retailer that sells language-development products, along with other toys.
The Cherab Foundation: http://www.cherab.org/
Communication, Help, Education, Research, Apraxia-Base is an international nonprofit to improve the communication skills of children with speech disabilities.
Childhood Apraxia Of Speech: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~velleman/cas.html
A page run by Professor Shelley L. Velleman of the University of Massachusetts's Department of Communication Disorders.
Communicating Parnters http://www.jamesdmacdonald.org/
Site guided by the belief that parents are in the best position to make sure their child develops social and communicative skills to their potential.
The Expressive Communication Help Organization is a Canadian group to help parents with their child's speech disorders.
Family Village's Apraxia Page: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_apraxia.html
Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin's Family Village project.
The First Words Project:
Florida State University's Department of Communication Disorders is running this longitudinal research investigation into developmental language disorders.
Late Talking: http://www.latetalking.org/
Featuring a support group for parents of "late talkers."
Mommy Speech Therapy:
A blog on speech therapy in children, run by speech language pathologist Heidi Hanks.