The mother of a 3-year-old is concerned about her childs
speech. She describes her preschooler as hesitating at the beginning of
sentences and repeating consonant sounds. What is the nurses best response?
a. Hesitancy and dysfluency are normal during this period of
development. b. Reading to the child will help model appropriate speech. c.
Expressive language concerns warrant a developmental evaluation. d. The mother
should ask her pediatrician for a speech therapy evaluation.