“Late talkers” make up 15% of the toddler population. The language characteristics of the late talkers are not reflective of typical language development in the areas of word learning, phonology, morphology/syntax, and social skills. Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins discusses why early intervention is important to provide speech and language services to late talkers.
One of my goals for the Brooklyn Letters website is to educate others about language pathology. ?Reading and writing? What does that have to do with speech?? Is a common reaction from those inquiring about what I do. Unlike language pathology, speech pathology is more straightforward to explain to others, e.g. child has difficultly enunciating the “r” sound.