Are boys slower to develop language than girls?


Have you ever wondered if boys are slower to talk than girls? The Director of North Shore Speech Therapy, Lauren Reinhardt, uses this video to explain the spectrum of language development, and how this can answer that question that parents so often ask. With so much information available on the internet, it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction.

Even though the spectrum of language development covers some children who may be developing language a little slower than others, research has found that boys are 2-3 times more likely to have delayed language than girls. This reinforces the importance of getting a screening or an assessment done by your local Speech Pathologist if you are concerned. If some professional help is required, it is much better to seek it early rather than leave it and hope for the best.


Stay tuned for more videos from Lauren, exploring some important language milestones and when you should be looking out for these in your little ones. For more information, go to the North Shore Speech Therapy website.


Lauren Reinhardt is a Speech Pathologist and Mother of twins. She grew up on the North and works with her awesome team of Speechies at North Shore Speech Therapy, Neutral Bay, Chatswood and Hornsby As well as supervising other Speech Pathologists, Lauren has presented nationally, co-authored resource books and her team regularly consults for The Department of Education and Independent schools around Sydney. Lauren is passionate about changing lives through helping families improve communication. “Children entering school with more words do better socially, emotionally and academically. Every child deserves to understand and express themselves and every parent deserves to learn how to help their kids achieve this.” - Lauren

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