: March 2019
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Our wait and see approach to the speech and language development of young children in New Zealand is nothing short of alarming! Speech and language acquisition can be significantly accelerated with intervention. We know that the window of opportunity is greatest when a child is very young. Within the first five years of the life, the brain has the most plasticity for learning new things and new information. Intervening early for children with speech and language needs makes a real difference to their future growth and development.Posted: Monday 25 March 2019