1. School Age
  2. Development

School-age development concerns

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    Language delay

    If children miss language development milestones by a long way, they have a language delay. Here’s how to spot language delay signs and where to get help.

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    Puberty: when it’s early or late

    Early puberty is before 8 years in girls and 9 years in boys. Late puberty is after 13 years in girls and 14 years in boys. See your GP if you're worried.

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    Speech (sound) disorders

    Most young children make mistakes with speech. But some speech troubles can be a sign of speech disorders or speech sound disorders. This article explains.

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    Stuttering

    Stuttering is a common speech problem that makes it hard for children to speak smoothly. If you notice your child has a stutter, see a speech pathologist.

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