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What to Do When Your Child Isn’t Talking

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399809764

Price: £16.99

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‘Kind, scholary, accessible… A gorgeous book for every parent’ Dr Chris Van Tulleken

The stress, anxiety, and isolation of the past few years have led to a crisis among young children. Many toddlers who had been chatting away stopped altogether while others never developed language skills at all. Speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and journalist Tracey Blake are on a mission to get your child back on track–with strategies tailored to specific needs:

– What if your baby isn’t babbling in year one?
– What if your toddler isn’t saying their first words in year two?
– What if your child isn’t talking in sentences like their peers in year three?

What to Do When Your Child Isn’t Talking answers parents’ burning questions about their child’s development and provides expert strategies to put this advice into practice. With each chapter devoted to a language setback and solution, this book provides practical advice and fun games for parents to steer their children back on track and set them up for success at school and in life.


In a fun, down-to-earth style, [What to Do When Your Child Isn't Talking] gives parents the practical tools to understand their babies and to help them develop speech and language while sharing the excitement of each new word.
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
A gorgeous book. Kind, scholarly, accessible and absolutely crystal clear. There is so much in here for all parents.
Dr Chris van Tulleken, BBC science presenter and Associate Professor, University College London
What to Do When Your Child Isn't Talking is a must-read for parents keen to help their child express themselves from the get go. I can't recommend it enough.
Engagingly written, largely from a parent's perspective, this book is certainly worth directing your parents to if they want to gain a solid understanding of speech and language development and 'tune in' to their own children's needs.
Nursery World