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Are there any easy-to-notice behavioral warning-signs that a 5 year-old boy is cognitively delayed? Any recommendations for home-tests usable to see?

Are there any easy-to-notice behavioral warning-signs that a 5 year-old boy is cognitively delayed? Any recommendations for home-tests usable to see?

Language: Language is the developmental domain that correlates most with cognition- not speech, (articulation of words,) but receptive (what he understands) & expressive (his ability to verbalize ideas) language. Yourschool district's child find will do a free evaluation of all developmental domains + social/adaptive skills. Screens are on childdevelopmentinfo. Com & dbpeds. Org., but also call child find. ...Read more

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5 year old still not potty trained. Refuses to poop on the potty and pees in his room. Has devolopmental delay, but could it be something more?

5 year old still not potty trained. Refuses to poop on the potty and pees in his room. Has devolopmental delay, but could it be something more?

Potty training: Is often part of global delay. It is easier to wait until he is ready and use pull ups to make it easier for you. Regular bathroom trips after breakfast and dinner will attempt to establish a pattern that over time should work. If he is constipated treat that so it is easy for him to pass stool. All the best, it will happen. ...Read more

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My 2.5 yr old still don't talk, he was a 27 weeker, with lung probs just wondering what is causing him to be delayed?

My 2.5 yr old still don't talk, he was a 27 weeker, with lung probs just wondering what is causing him to be delayed?

Former Premie: Your son merits a developmental evaluation, particularly if he has other delays, too. If hearing hasn't been evaluated, that should also be checked. A great place to start is with your toddler's pediatrician. Dart (early childhood intervention) is great. Ask doctor about other programs your child may also be qualified to enter. ...Read more

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2.5 yr old female diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Her development is severely delayed, will she develop normal in the future? Walk, talk, chew food

2.5 yr old female diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Her development is severely delayed, will she develop normal in the future? Walk, talk, chew food

Early intervention: The child should be enrolled in an early intervention program. At age 3 she will be eligible for special education services through her local school system. Most children who show severe developmental delays early in life will face developmental challenges in the future. She may develop all the skills you ask about, but her cognitive delay will be her greatest problem. ...Read more

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Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

See below: I assume you mean what should I do about this? See your pediatrician for an exam and evaluation. If needed a developmental pediatrician can be consulted. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Hearing loss can: Cause speech delay. Tinnitus in a one year old would be difficult to ascertain. Suggest asking the person who made the diagnosis. Congenital tinnitus is not generally associated with either. ...Read more

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2 1/2 year old MRI results were a large amount of white spots, I was told this is why he has a major speech and motor skill delay. Is this true?

2 1/2 year old MRI results were a large amount of white spots, I was told this is why he has a major speech and motor skill delay. Is this true?

More than likely: It is! If you are not sure or not ready to accept it, get a second opinion. Hard to say without details of your child's medical history. What is the diagnosis? Was he premie? Any defects in the chromosomes etc? Please sit down and talk to your pediatrician or neurologist treating your child to understand it better. ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic? He is not yet pottu trained, has speech and language delay passed his hearing test. He throws very violent tempers.

Could my 3 year old be autistic? He is not yet pottu trained, has speech and language delay passed his hearing test. He throws very violent tempers.

It is hard to say. .: You did not provide enough clinical information. Does this happen in all environments or does he save these behaviors for you specifically. Does he exhibit periods of time where he is engaged in activities with other children: does he understand the language you use with him, does he have a range of emotions: happy, sad, etc. You should discuss these questions with your Pediatric Specialist- KB ...Read more

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Could my 3 year old be autistic? He is not yet pottu trained, has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test. He throws very violent tempers. He do

Could my 3 year old be autistic? He is not yet pottu trained, has speech and language delay pasaed his hearing test. He throws very violent tempers. He do

Maybe/maybe not: Only 75% of kids are potty trained at 3.Any kid with a communication disorder will be frustrated and tend to throw fits. Proper evaluation by a speech and language specialist and developmental pediatrician could give a better picture of what is going on. This could just be a developmental speech/language issue, separate from the label of autism or its related disorders. ...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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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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