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conditions that hinder language development, what to do?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 37 years experience
More info: There are many conditions that hinder language development. Some can be treated early with proper speech and language therapy, others are very difficult to treat. Please seek out the opinion of a qualified speech and language therapist. Hoping for a good outcome for you, .

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Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes: Asperger is in the autistic spectrum where language delay is a foremost symptom. Since it is a relatively mild form of the condition it is not too surprising that speech is developing.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have a14 months old he says mama Dada Nana he started saying out and has stopped should I be worried or has he just moved on from that word for now?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Don't worry, act now: Acquiring words & communicating are different. Regression in Expressive Language warrants prompt evaluation. Call your state Early Intervention Program for assessment AND fill out developmental screens on firstsigns.org to show your pediatrician for referral to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician. If he has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, starting therapy now proffers the very best outcome.

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