Late Talkers

The communicative and linguistic development of Late Talkers

Though the development follows some specific milestone, that are common across different children, each child is also unique. Late talkers, constituting around 15% of the population, are those children that present, since 2 years of age, a reduced language development.

In our studies we investigate longitudinally what types of child behaviours are predictive of children’s individual differences in language development.

With our research projects we aim to promote a more scientifically informed knowledge of the communicative features characterising Late Talkers, in order to promote the early identification of children with a linguistic delay, and the consequent involvement in programs able to promote, since early in life, a positive linguistic and communicative development.

Published on: 22 April 2021