Communication delay at 27-30 month review, Glasgow City, 2013-2015SSLMR NH


There were large variations in children assessed as having communication delay across Glasgow neighbourhoods ranging from 10% in Blairdardie and Partick East to 35% in Govanhill.


The health visitor asks parents if their child can say 50 words from a list of common words.  This list is presented to the parent on a sheet of paper for identification. Having less than 32 words is suggestive of communication delay.