Preventing speech and language disorders in children
- Talk and read with your child.
- Have your child’s hearing checked regularly.
- Learn about speech and language development.
- Avoid interrupting your child while he or she is speaking.
- Give your child time to talk.
- Abstain from drugs and alcohol while pregnant.
- Use helmets and seatbelts to prevent brain injury.
- Take care of your child’s teeth and mouth.
- Have your child’s speech screened to ensure that they are on track. (Screening Form)
- Encourage children to abstain from yelling and screaming.
- Encourage 6-8 cups of water a day.
If you suspect allergies or sinus infections, see a doctor
Preventing speech and language disorders in adults
- Use helmets and seat belts to prevent brain injury.
- Reduce risk factors for stroke. ( National Stroke Foundation Website )
- Try not to shout, scream, or talk in noisy places.
- If you have reflux, allergies, or respiratory infections, see a doctor.
See your doctor yearly for physicals and checkups.