Witnessing and participating in a baby’s acquisition of language is one of the most delightful chapters of parenthood. For most children, the progression from babbling to words to simple phrases unfolds seamlessly within the first two to three years, and by five years of age, they are able to use adult grammar and tell stories. However, a growing subset of American children suffers from speech delays or other language difficulties that are cheating families out of sharing these exciting milestones and the children of their potential for a full and productive life.



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