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What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose broke? Brain CT normal. history of bad glue ear and t&a removal

What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose  broke? Brain CT normal. history of bad glue ear and t&a removal

A mix of genetic &: environmental factors cause Expressive Language Disorder. The same number of ear infections occur in Preschoolers with & without ELD. When hearing returns to normal after Conductive Hearing Loss, linguistic impairments from CHL also stop. Multiple genes have been found for ELD in family linkage studies. Other perinatal risk factors contribute, like prematurity. A nasal fracture doesn't cause it. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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When my 4 year old was a baby he bumped his head. He has delayed speech - but understands everything. Does he have brain damage?

When my 4 year old was a baby he bumped his head. He has delayed speech - but understands everything. Does he have brain damage?

If there was no loss: of consciousness, I doubt the "bump"'caused his expressive language delay. Fill out a developmental screen & an M-CHAT on firstsigns.org for your visit with his pediatrician. Also, call your school district's Child Find Team for an evaluation for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Ed. services. An expressive language delay confers a risk of dyslexia at school age, so seek treatment now. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury cause a speech impediment?

Can a brain injury cause a speech impediment?

Yes: Brain injury can cause a speech impediment depending on the part of brain involved, structural damage to face, ears, nerves. ...Read more

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After a brain injury that causes someone to not be able to understand speech, is it possible for it to go away over time?

After a brain injury that causes someone to not be able to understand speech, is it possible for it to go away over time?

Yes: The difficulty in understanding speech is called receptive aphasia. This may improve over time depending on the extent and location of the injury. Rehabilitative therapy may help optimize recovery. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

Depends on age: This is a broad subject. Without knowing his age, I can't give you specific advice in just a paragraph. Please refer to this link which covers speech milestones and development by age from infants to 5 yrs of age. I hope it helps. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/age-appropriate_speech_and_language_milestones_90,P02170/ ...Read more

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How do I deal with someone with a brain injury?

Tough question : Very broad question. Google brain injury support groups and find one in your area. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is hope after brain injury?

I need to know if there is hope after brain injury?

Always some!: Its hard to say without knowing severity or more of the clinical picture, but there always is some hope, especially in the first year. An important thing to look at with a traumatic brain injury is to identify that new normal and optimizing function from that point on. I hope that helps a little and best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more