An issue that greatly concerns parents is that their child may be non-verbal, when they notice that their child’s use of intelligible speech is minimal or significantly lesser than other children of that age. This does not mean that all hope is lost, because studies have shown that development of speech is possible as long as the child has been exposed to audible speech, whatever language it may be, during the critical period* of their development.
(*critical period in developmental psychology refers to the most important period during one’s development in which a particular skill is most readily acquired. )
As we are aware, communication is one of the most prominent developmental milestones for a child. Communication through words is also one of the most useful skills to possess, because it will greatly help them with almost everything, from expressing themselves, socialising with friends to occupational purposes down the road.