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Speech Facts

1 in 10 children have a speech or language difficulty.

Most children have their first word by the time they are 12 months old.

Many children can combine words into 2-word phrases by the time they are 18 months to 2 years of age.

5% of children stutter, but only 1% continue to stutter into adulthood.

A chimpanzee named Koko has a vocabulary of 500 words she can speak using American Sign Language. The average English-speaker has a 20,000 word vocabulary.

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Dana Prutschi
Speech-Language Pathologist
146 Markwood Lane
Thornhill, ON L4J 7K6

Tel: 905-763-9867
Fax: 905-763-6516

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