Disabilitiesand special needs are important to address early, to get expert help that will give your child the best start in life. Speaking to your pediatrician about your concerns about possible delays in developing physical, cognitive, communication, social or other skills can help. He or she can direct you to getting a free evaluation of possible issues and special services for early intervention for your child, which are available throughout Los Angeles County.
Every child develops at his or her own pace, and speech and language development can vary widely. By the age of two, most children know about 50 words, can identify some objects, and make two-word sentences. You may want to seek an evaluation if your two year old only uses certain sounds or words repeatedly, doesn’t use words to express more than basic needs, cannot follow simple directions, or is very difficult to understand.
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