As a speech pathologist I have had many parents come to me with concerns about their child's development. Sometimes their concerns warrant therapy and sometimes there really is nothing to worry about. Developmental milestones occur within a range of time but as a parent, when you see other parent's children meeting milestones earlier than yours it can be extremely stressful. When parents have come to me with concerns such as "my first child was talking by now" or "my friend's
Communication is one of the most important aspects of life. We communicate all the time, even if we don't realize it. We communicate with our words but we also communicate with our facial expressions and body movements. It is actually very natural for us to communicate without even using words. We shrug our shoulders to say, "I don't know" and roll our eyes to show were annoyed by something. We wave hello and goodbye as a common greeting and smile to show someone we're happy.