Speech and language skills develop from a very early age. However, some children do not develop the early skills they need.
Parents should speak to a GP, health visitor or speech and language therapist if:
- Their child has not started to babble to communicate by 12 – 15 months.
- They are not saying their first words by 18 months.
- They do not respond well to language, such as not following simple instructions like ‘kick ball’.