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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT :: Health Maintenance

Hearing, Speech, and Language

Speech, language, and hearing are an important part of your child's life. Speech means the ability to make sounds, while language refers to the ability to understand and use the sounds. Hearing is necessary for proper development of speech and language.

Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding your child's hearing, speech, and language development, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Growth and Development Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.

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It is important to remember the health information found on this website is for reference only not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.

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