Speech Quick Quiz
Please answer "yes" for each of the following statements that are true:
_______ Your child is not talking by the age of two or uses less than 20 words.
_______ At age two, your child primarily gestures, grunts or points to communicate.
_______ You have a difficult time understanding your child after the age of three.
_______ Your child is leaving off many beginning or ending consonants at age three.
_______ Your child requires repetition to understand simple directions at age three.
_______ At age three, your child does not combine words into two or three word phrases or more and is less that 80 percent intelligible (able to be understood).
_______ Your child's speech consists mostly of vowel sounds.
_______ Your child's sentence structure is incomplete, he/she leaves out words or substitutes words at age five.
_______ Your child's speech is too fast, too slow or doesn't flow naturally after age five.
_______ Your child is embarrassed and bothered by his/her speech at any age.
_______ Your child is making errors in speech sounds after age six.
_______ Your child's voice quality is too high or too low for his/her age and sex.
_______ Your child has academic problems with reading, writing, and spelling.
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, it would be beneficial to have your child's speech and language evaluated by a speech -language pathologist.