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What is the definition or description of: Delayed language?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed language?

Language delay: Usually, non verbal speech (checking out tasks) comes before first words at 10 mo to 1.5 yrs. If no words by 18 mo, then that is considered speech delay and needs further evaluation. Behaviors are also addressed as well as walking to make sure autism spectrum does not occur (1/55 boys). ...Read more

Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Delayed Sleep Phase (Definition)

Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) is a condition in which a person has a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic problem with the timing of his sleep, his peak period of alertness, his body temperature rhythm, etc..., compared to the average normal person. People with DSPS generally fall asleep hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning, but are not sleepy ...Read more


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Any medication that can help with delayed language conditions?

Any medication that can help with delayed language conditions?

No: A kid with language or speech delay may have other conditions that require medication. However, there is no medication or herbal product that has been shown to improve this problem. ...Read more

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Could having delayed language milestone mean you may have autism?

Could having delayed language milestone mean you may have autism?

Delayed speech: Autism,patients,hear well,but do not verbalise,delayed speech or language ,may be and indication of hearing loss,this can be tested by special auditory tests,a speech and hearing center,evaluation suggested ...Read more

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What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various interactional skills..There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may smile at someone as early as 1-2 mos.And as late as 5-6 mosand still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...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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Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?

Mychild has mild hypotonia in legs only, he is 10 months old, normal MRI and spectroscopy, delayed motor skills only, what could be the problem?

Many things: If his other milestones are normal then this narrows it down a bit. We want to know details of his birth history, early life, nutrition factors, overall growth, and family history to just name a few things in order to figure this out. Is the motor skill delay progressive? (is his muscle strength WORSENING?) Or is it static? Could be many reasons at this point, these answers will guide diagnosis ...Read more

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Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Is Methycobal 500 injections twice a week a safe dosage for a 4 year old with a language delay?

Depends on illness: Vitamin B12 is a vitamin, which means it is a chemical that the body needs. If a child has an illness that leads to B12 deficiency, that child can take B12 orally or via shots, depending on the doctor's advice. Injecting a child with B12 to try to affect the language delay, but who is not deficient in B12, is hopefully not the case here. We don't poke kids unless there is a very good reason. ...Read more

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My son 3 years old, he has just been diagnosed with Language delay. He is at times very agressive with his sister. How do u modify his behaviour. ?

My son  3 years old, he has just been diagnosed with Language delay. He is at times very agressive with his sister. How do u modify his behaviour. ?

Work on language: You can expect a person with an expressive language disorder to be frustrated and short tempered.You can still set boundaries of acceptable behavior but do not expect this to improve much until the kid has a way to communicate his needs to others. Find a child behavioral worker in your region & work on both behavior & communication. Over time it should improve but will take patience. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me if a language delay is significant when a child is 5 years 7 months but between 3 and 4 years in overall assesment thankyou?

Hi can you tell me if a language delay is significant when a child is 5 years 7 months but between 3 and 4 years in overall assesment  thankyou?

Agree + she needs: formal psychological testing of her cognitive, motor, self-help & social skills & assessment for ADHD, though her distractibility may be related to her language impairment. If she is still has day- & nighttime bowel & bladder incontinence, medical investigation is warranted. She should qualify for special education services in school. Language delay confers increased risk of dyslexia, so act now. ...Read more

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My son use to watch lot of vedios on the tablet since he was a year old, now he had language delays, Doc confirmed no other issue. How to stimulate la?

My son use to watch lot of vedios on the tablet since he was a year old, now he had language delays, Doc confirmed no other issue. How to stimulate la?

Talk to him and remo: ve the tablet. Also it is well known that if he is learning 2 languages simultaneously (Arabic and English) his spoken language will frequently be delayed. His receptive language will not be. So if you say to him bring me the red toy in either language without staring at the red toy he will go over and bring it to you. As long as he has good receptive language, do not worry! ...Read more

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What is the difference betweenn language delay and autism?

Nowadays, every : child with Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delay needs assessment of overall development & autism-specific tests to rule out Autistic Spectrum Disorder &/or Global Developmental Delay. Deficits in intent to communicate, joint attention, gaze monitoring & reciprocal social interaction with repetitive, non-functional movements point to ASD. See firstsigns.org for developmental screens & M-CHAT. ...Read more

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My son is 2.5 years, had eval done, only showed language delay. But now seems to have a visual stim as well. Autism only? Or possibly something else?

My son is 2.5 years, had eval done, only showed language delay. But now seems to have a visual stim as well. Autism only? Or possibly something else?

Visual stimming: Visual stimming can occur in children with language delay and/or autism. Stimming often occur when a child is overwhelmed with stimuli. More about stimming http://nspt4kids.com/healthtopics-and-conditions-database/self-stimulatory-behaviors/ More about Autism: The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism Resource page http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/p/resources.html ...Read more

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Does development delay go away ? Child 69 months lowest area 35 months highest 52 months ,in language, reasoning .locomotor personal social performanc

Does development delay go away ? Child 69 months lowest area 35 months highest 52 months ,in language, reasoning .locomotor personal social performanc

Underlying Cause?: The underlying cause is the most direct way of answering your question. If there are organic brain findings (on CT Scan or MRI) or genetic links, a prognosis is more easily built. If not, then early intervention and continued follow-up may also build a diagnosis and a more directly beneficial plan. ...Read more

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Poor language skills?

What is the definition or description of: Poor language skills?

Language testing: The only objective, reliable, valid way to know the level of language skills is to give receptive vocabulary, word and letter reading, and reading comprehension tests. Once the results of these are known then computerized phonics programs like Earobics and Fast For Word can assist in remediation and improvement of language skills quickly, efficiently and inexpensively. ...Read more

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Why do siblings have different rates of acquiring language skills?

Why do siblings have different rates of acquiring language skills?

Siblings differ: Siblings differ in language skills just as they differ in sports skills and academic skills. We share only about 50% of ouor genes with our siblings, unless we are indentical twins. But even identical twins show individual variations, like differences in finger prints and preferences for certain activiites. ...Read more

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What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors(under what category it is placed)?

What skills should I have to study psychology & I like to study about the boxy language & behaviors(under what category it is placed)?

Undergrad degree: In Psychology is probably what you are talking about. In addition to the general courses and college student would take you will need to take courses in research, statistics, general psychology, abnormal developmental psychology, and the like. If you eventually intend to become a psychologist you will need a doctoral degree plus several years of supervised experience and exams. See APA.org ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Loss Of Motor Skills (Definition)

Loss of motor skills is a symptom in which a person (usually a child) stops being able to do some activity that he had already learned to do. One example is when a child who has already learned to walk reverts back to just crawling. Brain or nerve diseases can cause ...Read more


Foreign Language Translation (Definition)

Foreign language translation is often required in the medical setting if a patient does not speak the same language as the doctor. Translation services may be provided by a telephone interpreter, or by an in-person translator who speaks the language of both the ...Read more