When should I expect my baby's first word? Is my toddler on his way to talking soon? Is my child speaking as clearly as her peers? All parents end up thinking questions like these during their children's formative years, but too few act on them, assuming the answers are too unpredictable to be certain.Time to Talk answers these questions for the curious parent. Written by an experienced speech-language pathologist and mom, this practical and proactive guide will help parents:. Understand the building blocks of speech and language. Monitor progress against expected milestones. Enhance their child's communication skills. Spot signs of potential problems with hearing, speech, or language development. Address common concerns, such as articulation, late talking, stuttering, dyslexia, and more. Foster literacy. Raise bilingual children successfully. And more!Your child's language acquisition no longer has to be a guessing game for you. From baby's first babbling to reading readiness, this speech-language booster and troubleshooter provides everything the parent needs so this vital fundamental skill doesn't have to be left to chance.