As a child’s vocabulary grows, they begin stringing words into more complex phrases and sentences. Children usually begin combining words into short phrases around 24 months of age or after they have a vocabulary of at least 35 to 50 words. Sometimes children are able to put sentences together, but they are not using appropriate grammatical endings or are confusing certain verb tenses. Difficulty formulating complex sentences may be an indication that a child needs a speech and language assessme
People with learning disabilities and disorders can learn strategies for coping with their disabilities. Getting help earlier increases the likelihood for success in school and later in life. If learning disabilities remain untreated, a child may begin to feel frustrated with schoolwork, which can lead to low self-esteem, depression, and other problems.
Does your child: Often display impulsive or inattentive behavior? Have difficulty organizing and expressing ideas verbally? Struggle with reading and writing? View the world in new, creative ways? Suffer from digestive problems, headaches, allergies, or other chronic health conditions? Show more frustration and moodiness with school, friendships, and life in general?