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Best Learning Toys For Children With Speech Delays
14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.
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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Traumatic events can: Cause ptsd in infants 9 mos.-old & >. ("handbook of infant mental health" by dr. Charles zeanah). Signs of selective mutism, adhd & odd can present in 1-3-yr.-olds exposed to violence. Assessment of communication, social reciprocity, self-help/adaptive & motor skills drives early intervention therapies for tots with developmental receptive &/or expressive language +/- articulation disorders. ...Read more
ASD 1, formerly AS, : Has "no significant language delay" by old dsm-iv criteria. Language is, indeed, atypical in prosody (inflections, rate, rhythm) ; pragmatics (the conversational, turn-taking aspects of verbal communication). Non-verbal communication is impaired, also. Pedantic ("little professor"), one-sided monologues about narrow, restricted areas of interest ; "hyperlexia" ( early reading) are common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: Hi billybear! no, having a speech delay does not mean a person is autistic. It could be a sign of autism, but it could just be a speech/language disorder. There are also some other disorders of childhood that could result in a speech delay so it is important to have the problem evaluated. The hallmark symptom of autism is impairment in social functioning so speech delay could be present w/o autism. ...Read more
Be careful: There is very little data to suggest that omega-3 fish oil helps with speech delay. There was one study published in 2009 that has not be replicated. There are possible side effects to taking too much fish oil for kids, including lowering immunity and blood coagulation problems. If you really want to try fish oil, speak with your child's health provider to best understand pros and cons. ...Read more
No language delay: Asperger's (now called autism spectrum disorder) does not involve language/speech delay and this is an important differentiating factor compared with classical autism. That said, the term is not used in the latest diagnostic manual (dsm-5). As above, the new term autistic spectrum disorder includes both of these at this point in dsm-5. ...Read more