The mother of a 3-year-old is concerned about her child’s speech. She describes her preschooler as..

The mother of a 3-year-old is concerned about her child’s
speech. She describes her preschooler as hesitating at the beginning of
sentences and repeating consonant sounds. What is the nurse’s 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.