Can your toddler understand simple commands or instructions like “sit down” or “give me your cup”, without you giving them extra clues by pointing or gesturing?
Does he/she use recognisable single words (at least 20-50 single words by the age of 2 years)?
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s speech and language development, the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service can help. Therapists now run monthly drop-in clinics at nine Children’s Centres, where you can get advice and/or an initial assessment.
Contact your local Children’s Centre for information about clinic dates. Please note, drop-in clinics are for children who are NOT currently on the service’s caseload.
Speech and language therapists also run weekly Talking Toddler groups at several Children’s Centres. Your child needs a referral to attend these. Please speak to your Health Visitor, or contact the Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service (tel. 0114 3053957 / email firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.