Question by  tommy20 (17)

What is the normal age that daycare provider will recommend speech therapy for a child?

My baby is only 14 months old and the day care is insisting that he needs speech therapy.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

There isn't really a fixed age, speech therapy can begin as soon as a problem is detected. Consult your pediatrician for a professional opinion.


Answer by  Anonymous

Speech therapy does not always deal with speaking. At that age, it is responding to sounds, attending to play, babbling, etc. Early intervention is the key and the person that waited until 4 is CRAZY


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Usually around age two or a little younger. At 14 months your child should be saying a few words by now. Talk to your child's doctor about this, he will know better than the daycare.


Answer by  worker4589 (122)

A daycare provider is not usually qualified to make a judgement like that. Additionally, a 14 month old would not need speech therapy unless there were diagnosed neurological issues. Children speak at their own pace, and until there's a significant delay, such as a 3 year old with a limited vocabulary, there's no need for therapy.


Answer by  worker5534 (518)

16 months is normal age for child will recommend speech therapy to daycare provider. In this normal age basically all child try to speack with his mother tongue starts with MAMA.


Answer by  Anonymous

I think he is way too young for speech therapy. I wouldn't start thinking about it until he's 4. Perhaps it is time for a new daycare.

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