We talk for a range of reasons that are important to our wellbeing. We ask for what we need, we tell stories, we share experiences, we discuss… and sometimes we even argue!
But a variety of causes, including learning difficulties, attention deficits and some disabilities, make it hard for kids and adults alike to express themselves verbally. They might not even speak at all. This can lead to frustration and social isolation – after all, we all need to communicate to connect and feel understood.
If you’re concerned about someone who has limited speech development, here’s what you need to know.