3) Play

For a long time, it has been recognized that children learn language through play. As Speech Language Pathologists, we incorporate this concept into our therapy sessions with many of our young clients. We often engage in imaginative play on the floor with our littlest clients, as this is a highly effective method for promoting speech and language development, as well as other important skills.

By observing a child’s play abilities, we can gain valuable insights into their language development. As play is closely linked to language development in children, it is crucial to pay attention to their play skills. To do this effectively, it is essential to understand the expected milestones and stages of play as children grow and mature.