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A 34-year-old female asked:

9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should i worry of speech delay or autism? all other dev are fine

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Isolated speech: If this is the only issue, you have time to monitor and enhance this delay in speech/language. Work with your pediatrician. Likely you are seeing: he understands that objects continue to exist, even when they are not seen; responds to simple commands; responds to name; understands the meaning of no; imitates speech sounds; plays pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo; waves bye. Stimulate vocab by "see ; say".

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Last updated Dec 31, 2013

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