child holding letters Milestones: Language Development

We’ll be continuing our discussion from our most recent podcast on milestones, but in today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Stephanie Tangsombatvisit, a fellow in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, to discuss language development. More specifically, we’ll be taking a closer look at why developmental screening is important during earlier stages of childhood, how we define language development- including receptive language (how your child understands language), and expressive language (how your child uses language). We will also discuss ways to promote language development and factors which may contribute to speech delay and when to seek additional evaluation.

This episode was written by Dr. Stephanie Tangsombatvisit, Dr. Lena van der List, Dr. Dean Blumberg and Neha Valluri.

We thank Stephanie Tangsombatvisit, a fellow in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the MIND Institute at UC Davis Children's Hospital for joining us for this episode, although Drs. Lena and Dean take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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