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4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?

Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry.

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4 year old has speech delay, we did blood tests and Vitamin D was 14, B12 was 1200 and IgE was 192, every other tests normal, can these cause delay?

4 year old has speech delay, we did blood tests and Vitamin D was 14, B12 was 1200 and IgE was 192, every other tests normal, can these cause delay?

Speech Delay: Evaluation for speech delay typically includes a good neuro exam including hearing, dysmorphic screen., MRI, EEG and aphasia assessment. perinatal and developmental history are reviewed. pediatric Neurobehavioral assessment may also include screening for specific developmental or degenerative disorders. The b12 is OK. Vit D 25-OH level should be 30-100 range.

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4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

4yr old son has tongue tie, speech delay & gap in lower front teeth. Dentist recommends lingual frenectomy. Will this help?

Maby: Most speech and language specialists will do an oral motor exam as part of their evaluation. If the tip if the child's tongue can easily reach the sites within the mouth needed to form the letters a frenulotomy may not help. If you haven't had a speech evaluation done, i would do so. The therapist can help you decide to proceed with the procedure if they feel it would be helpful.

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Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under

Not an issue: This is a curious disorder of older school age kids and adolescents. At 3, various forms of speech and language delay, verbal apraxia etc are more common and relevant. An evaluation by a developmental pediatrician and speech and language pathologist would give you more information.

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My 2 1/2 year old daughter (who is speech delayed) makes a loud "humming" noise when she is eating or drawing with crayons. Why does she do this?

My 2 1/2 year old daughter (who is speech delayed) makes a loud "humming" noise  when she is eating or drawing with crayons.   Why does she do this?

Self-Stimulating: She utiloizes this to help herself focus on the activity. Discuss this with your pediatrician in context with her other normal behaviors to be sure everything else is ok.

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I adopted a 9 months old child five months ago, he's now 14 months. He got very little speech training back there, is it normal to face speech delay?

I adopted a 9 months old child five months ago, he's now 14 months. He got very little speech training back there, is it normal to face speech delay?

Yes: Depending on where you adopted from the child can be quite delayed. Especially babies from the European Eastern block (Russia, Romania) who have been in an orphanage can be definitely delayed. Same with most children adopted from China.

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My 3 year old son is speech delayed and has a processing disorder as well as could be mildly autistic, according to his psychiatrist. Does this mean he is on the spectrum?

My 3 year old son is speech delayed and has a processing disorder as well as could be mildly autistic, according to his psychiatrist. Does this mean he is on the spectrum?

AUTISM SPECTRUM: Disorder(asd): yes, sounds like. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication ; interaction; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities. Management: individualized acc. To age ; specific needs. Multidisciplinary approach to improve social functioning, communication ; adaptive skills; promote academic functioning/cognition ; reduce negative behavior.

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Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

I've never seen it: I've dealt with the issue for three decades & never seen it as a primary cause. If the kid has a sleep disorder related to sleep apnea/tonsil size i could see it causing chronic health problems, but not changing the emergence of speech & language skills in a kid that was ready.

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My three-year-old is speech delayed. He has tubes in his ears but still has lots of wax constantly in his ears. How can I prevent wax buildup?

My three-year-old is speech delayed. He has tubes in his ears but still has lots of wax constantly in his ears. How can I prevent wax buildup?

Speech delay: I am sorry2hear this. I am sure he has been worked up by his pediatrician or sent u for a consultation 4a developmental assessment. There r providers who provide speech therapy and my patients usually have significant improvement form this. As far as the wax build up goes, since he has tubes in his ears, all u can do is clean with a tissue, make sure u don"t use q-tips, they push wax further back.

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Speech therapist told me that omega 3 helps with speech delay. Is this true? If so, how many mg. Daily for my 2 1/2 year old daughter?

Speech therapist told me that omega 3 helps with speech delay.  Is this true?  If so, how many mg. Daily for my 2 1/2 year old daughter?

Ridiculous Claim: There is absolutely no research supporting that claim by your speech therapist. Thus there is no known " right" dose! it should only be true.

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Son 4 years old and only 32 pounds, eats well, sleeps well, has slightly low ferritin at 10, is slightly hyper and has speech delay, can he have worms?

Son 4 years old and only 32 pounds, eats well, sleeps well, has slightly low ferritin at 10, is slightly hyper and has speech delay, can he have worms?

Could be normal: but he is around the 5th to 10th percentile depending on his age (4-1/2 etc). His stature alone is not concerning but has his growth been normal? It is easy to test for parasites with a stool sample and a blood sample. Normally it is not just the ferritin that is low but the hemoglobin too! This can also be seen with eosinophilia (increased type of blood cells). Easy to test for and treat.

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My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

No: No,unless she has middle ear fluid,for some time,you should have that checked,if yes,consider tubes,in ears,,following antibiotic failure

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When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

When you put a child with speech delay age 3 in a class of autistic children can they pick up their behaviors?

Possibly, however,: Speech = articulation, the motor aspect of language. A child with receptive & expressive language delay" has impaired ability in comprehending language & in verbalizing ideas. Language is best learned from birth-5. Autism pre-k has 6 hrs. Of intensive instruction. Developmental delay pre-k has 2 1/2 hrs. Of instruction for children with various needs. Try the higher level of service first.

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My child has speech delay, he was saying few words around 20months but he he completely stopped talking since about 6months ago. He only makes noise.

My child has speech delay, he was saying few words around 20months but he he completely stopped talking since about 6months ago. He only makes noise.

Speak to pediatricia: you should make an appointment to speak to your pediatrician. Have your child's hearing checked and if OK, consider a referral to an autism specialist.

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Any drug available for hearing impairment, speech delay and hyperactivity in a child of 5+?

Any drug available for hearing impairment, speech delay and hyperactivity in a child of 5+?

No: There are no drugs to fix this collection of issues. Hyperactivity may benefit from several available if found reasonable on a workup by the doc. Hearing impairment & speech delay must be evaluated through ENT /speech pathology testing to decide proper therapy.

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19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or normal?

19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or  normal?

Possibly delayed: At 19 months, one would expect a toddler to know 50-75 words, understand up to 200 and be able to follow a two step command. These are only general guidelines, as speech development can vary in certain situations, such as bilingual households, multiple siblings, etc. Excessive pacifier use has been linked to delayed speech development as well. Here is a link for you: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/LateBlooming.htm

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3yr. Old daughter has speech delay. Would a frenectomy help her?

3yr. Old daughter has speech delay.  Would a frenectomy help her?

Depends on situation: Most garbled speech in a 3yo has less to do with the tongue than on the manner the kid started using words. If the tip of the tongue can touch the top of the mouth & jut out past the lower teeth, it is unlikely a frenulotomy would be needed. If you contact the "child find " program in your location they should assess your childs speech & advise you on her needs.

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My 3 yr old daughter still not potty trained. She is speech delayed which makes it really hard. Have tried everything! I feel like a terrible parent!?

My 3 yr old daughter still not potty trained.  She is speech delayed which makes it really hard. Have tried everything! I feel like a terrible parent!?

Blame the pull-ups!: I'll answer each issue separately. Pull-ups wick away moisture, making it less likely that kids will feel the wetness when they urinate. Can she walk from room to room , say "pee-pee, poo-poo, and potty, get her pants up and down and sense when slhe has to have a bm? If so, steps to independence is a good book.F.

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