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A 36-year-old male asked:

My nephew is 14 months old. he is attentive but can not speak words but otherwise makes babbling sounds. doctor said go for autism test. little depres?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Mgt: The autism screening questionnaire by the American Academy of Pediatrics can be used initially. I would also suggest a hearing test. Sometimes children who do not hear well have delayed verbal skills. In the meantime, spending time reading to your nephew and reviewing words in an interactive way can improve speech.

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