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  • Stephanie Whitfield

More parents noticing speech delays in kids post-pandemic

HOUSTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on learning in the last few years.

Murphy Sylvester is both a mom and a speech-language pathologist. She's seen first-hand how the pandemic has impacted children's development.

“No one was going anywhere. There was no Thanksgiving. No Christmas. You lost those interactions," Sylvester said. "You lost that playgroup time. You were just hanging out with brother, sister, mom or dad…or iPad or toys. We lost a lot of that and I see that in the field."

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