Problems with speech and language development may include:
There is no single test that evaluates all aspects of speech and language development. A qualified professional will select specific tests depending on the area of concern. It is important that assessments of speech, language, and communication difficulties take into account the child’s cultural and language context, particularly when a child is being raised in bilingual or multilingual environments.
For young children who are not speaking, an important first step in the evaluation process is to find out if the child may have a hearing loss. Talk with your child’s pediatrician or another healthcare professional if you suspect tour child might have a hearing loss.