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Is It Okay If I Don’t Understand What My Child Says? Four Answers from the Experts

by Jennifer Gerometta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Speech Communication Studies, Iona College
and Maria Armiento-DeMaria, MA, CCC-SLP, Clinic Director for the Iona College Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

You’ve been amazed at how your child’s communication skills develop as she changes and grows, but sometimes it can be hard to understand what she says. Some parents wonder if that’s okay.

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