Small Talk

9471 Baymeadows Rd. Suite 304
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Telephone: (904) 733-8255 (TALK)
Fax: (904) 733-5034
St. Augustine location
in First Coast Hearing Clinic
1835 US Hwy 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Speech-Language Warning Signs

  • Does not babble or attempt to talk by one year of age
  • No words produced consistently by 16 months
  • Delayed development of vocabulary, concepts and grammar
  • Does not talk and uses more gestures than words by 2 years of age
  • Speech and language is different from children of the same age
  • Limited speech sound repertoire
  • Inconsistent sound errors
  • Increased frustration during communication attempts
  • Speech is difficult for strangers to understand
  • Increased need for repetition for response to commands, questions
  • Decreased/lack of appropriate playing skills
  • Inconsistently says a word accurately, then doesn't use it again
  • Hoarse voice quality
  • Decreased eye contact
  • Decreased interest in social situations by age 18 months
  • Delayed response time
  • Decreased need to communicate wants and needs to others
  • Lack of imitation skills
  • Loss of previously mastered skills
  • Dysfluent speech
  • Consistently 'nasal' speech
  • Difficulty understanding others with the hearing device