Most parents that have a child who has difficulty with speech or language often hear the saying: “Wait and see, he’ll grow out of it”. They might even try to reassure you by saying that someone they knew different talk until….” Most all parents that enter their child into speech therapy will admit to some “wait and see” advice. This “wait and see” advice is so prevalent because sometimes, it is right. Unfortunately, it isn’t always correct and to those children that were given the extra time and did not grow out of it, have then lost precious time that has set them even further back from their peers. It is important to note that there are never any adverse effects from helping a child who might grow out if it, but there are significant risks to waiting on a child who will not.