Many parents and family members or friends of families have questions about a child they know who they believe might have a communication impairment.  There are several resources on the web that provide useful information.  Perhaps the best place to find answers is the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Here are some links to useful information and answers to frequently asked questions.
How does your child hear and talk?

This page provides the average age by which most children
learning a single language will accomplish the listed milestones
and what you can do the help them achieve these milestones
Birth to One Year


One to Two Years

Two to Three Years


Three to Four Years


Four to Five Years



What is language? What is speech?

This document gives useful definitions of language, speech, articulation, voice,and fluency.


Speech Sound Disorders:  Articulation and Phonological Processes

This page defines speech sound disorders and gives some of the signs of

articulation and phonological disorders


What should I do if I suspect my child might have a speech, language or hearing problem?


Early Intervention in Cleft Palate

This article provides an excellent review of appropriate speech and language

early intervention goals for infants and toddlers with cleft palate