Both social and academic success depend on well-developed speech and language skills. Your child may be having developing these skills if:
1. Your child has experienced ear infections or an unusually long stay (six months or more) in the hospital.
2. The child is not understood by playmates or others outside the immediate family.
3. The child is frustrated when trying to communicate and the situation does not improve over a one to two month period.
4. There is a delay in one year or more in developing speech and language skills.