Posts by Karen Francioso-Howe

Building Your Child’s Language Skills

Building Your Child’s Language Skills By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC   Communication is so important in a toddler’s life. The child can now use language to express her wants and needs. She can use language to regulate her environment. By age two years, some children can use two- to three-word sentences, ask questions and…

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Is My Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed?

Is my Child’s Speech and Language Development Delayed? By Karen A. Francioso-Howe, MS CCC As a speech-language pathologist, I receive many calls and questions from parents concerning their child. During the initial interview, almost every parent asks, “Are my child’s speech and language delayed?” or, “Why is my child’s speech delayed?” These questions are difficult…

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