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11 Questions Pediatricians should be asking Parents at 36-60 months

1. Does your child hear you when you call from another room? A problem with hearing will most likely result in speech issues.

2. Does your child answer simple “who?”, “what?”, “where?”, and “why?” questions? A big red flag is little response to questions or directions from a 3-year old.

3. Does your child talk about school activities or a visit to a friend’s home – show an ability to tell a basic story? Lack of interest in other children or only talking about himself may be a symptom of social/pragmatic language challenges. The intability to recount the day may signify expressive language issues or memory problems.

4. Do people outside your family understand your child’s speech? Be aware of unintelligible speech and limited consonants in 3-year old children.