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Things to Look Out For

Speech and language skills develop from a very early age. However, some children do not develop the early skills they need.

This can be very difficult to spot from an early age. However, you should talk to a GP or health visitor if your child does not:

  • Respond to noises by 9 months.
  • Point to things they are interested in by 1 year.
  • Try to gain your attention by making noises by 1 year. This could be through eye contact, facial expressions or reaching.
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If you have any concerns, you should speak to your health visitor, GP or paediatrician.

You can check your child’s progress here (birth to 11 years).