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Face Mask Use and Speech Development

When children are learning to speak, they’ll look at your eyes or your mouth to learn those sounds. So it is important during the COVID and mask wearing era to pay close attention to your child's speech development.

If you have concerns, it is a good idea to consult a professional. If a speech therapist sees any weaknesses during an evaluation, they can develop a plan specific to your child's needs. They will help them meet their goals, so they will not continue to have delays in their development.

Here is a great ARTICLE that gives a more in-depth look at how masks may be affecting speech development.

You may also give Tidewater Speech Therapy a call to discuss your concerns and to schedule an evaluation. ​Contact us at 757-439-4010!

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