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Help please! Could child abuse delay speech?

Help please! Could child abuse delay speech?

One study indicates: That abused children who live with their families do not seem to have speech delay unless they are also subjected to neglect. However child abuse effect differs from child to child. Here is a website re effects of abuse and neglect on development: http://www. Dshs. Wa.Gov/ca/fosterparents/training/chidev/cd05a.Htm
seek help for abused/neglected children and children with delayed speech. ...Read more

Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Child Abuse (Definition)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Can anything besides child abuse cause ptsd in a youngster?

Can anything besides child abuse cause ptsd in a youngster?

Yes: Just about anything "horrible" can do it. (car accidents, fires, you name it). But, at the same time, who gets, and who does not get, ptsd, is a very very difficult thing to predict. It really depends on the kid. ...Read more

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Will child abuse in a 8yo cause them to be shy and withdrawn?

Will child abuse in a 8yo cause them to be shy and withdrawn?

Not always: Reaction to abuse can be quite varied. Some children come to see abuse as normal, so they may seek out abusive relationships. They feel numb and try to get some feeling back by taking risks or becoming the"life of the party" or class clown. ...Read more

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Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Bipolar Disorder: Does not cause child abuse. But, when someone is severely depressed or manic they may neglect children's needs or lack impulse control or feel more aggressive. So it could be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Could optic neuritis be caused by child abuse?

Could optic neuritis be caused by child abuse?

Probably not: Child abuse, especially the shaken baby syndrome, causes significant damage in the eye, . Mostly retinal disruption with bleeding and loss of vision. The optic nerve is in a well protected canal and would only be damaged in these circumstances if the trauma were so great that the bones around the nerve were fractured although this would not be called optic neuritis, but just traumatic damage. ...Read more

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How does black mold cause speech delay in toddlers?

How does black mold cause speech delay in toddlers?

Does it really?: Actually, I am not aware that there is any evidence that this occurs. If so please share with me the evidence. ...Read more

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Any metabolic disorders in toddler that would cause a speech delay as only symptom?

Any metabolic disorders in toddler that would cause a speech delay as only symptom?

Nope: Not as an isolated symptom, no. Has your child had the Baylor screen? This screens for many metabolic and other disorders, I have been using it in my practice for many years for families that would like expanded newborn screening. http://www. Baylorhealth. Edu/Research/InstitutesCenters/IMD/ClinicalTests/SupplementalNewbornScreening/Pages/default. Aspx ...Read more

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Can witnessing dv cause speech delay?

Can witnessing dv cause speech delay?

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

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Does child abuse ever cause the development of schizophrenia in a teenager?

No, but: There are no studies that associate the development of schizophrenia to early child abuse. While the causes of schizophrenia are unclear, some evidence supports a genetic link, a link to chronic and early marijuana use, and effects from a fetus being exposed to certain viruses. However, childhood abuse can lead to symptoms that may look like schizophrenia, including hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma.

Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly.
Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Did this cause speech delay? My teen would masturbate in bed next to my toddler (no sexual intent)and wouldn't let tod go to living room If asked

Did this cause speech delay? My teen would masturbate in bed next to my toddler (no sexual intent)and wouldn't let tod go to living room If asked

Might contribute: This is a highly pathological family situation. This particular kind of event isn't likely to cause speech delay, but the overall horrible situation in the family certainly could contribute to it. You need to discuss this frankly with the toddler's pediatrician. Good luck to all concerned, especially your kids. ...Read more

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What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

Many things: Such a painful situation here. Many people who abuse or molest children were themselves abused. . . . Thus perpetuating a generational crime against younger (and less powerful) kids in the family. The key is to shift the victim to survivor through timely treatment, as was probably not done for the perpetrator. Sometimes when the child "tells, " she or he is not believed, either. Tragic. ...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 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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What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose broke? Brain CT normal. History of bad glue ear and t&a removal

What r causes of isolated expresive speech delay in 2 yo could it be trauma when nose broke? Brain CT normal. History of bad glue ear and t&a removal

A mix of genetic &: Environmental factors cause Expressive Language Disorder. The same number of ear infections occur in Preschoolers with & without ELD. When hearing returns to normal after Conductive Hearing Loss, linguistic impairments from CHL also stop. Multiple genes have been found for ELD in family linkage studies. Other perinatal risk factors contribute, like prematurity. A nasal fracture doesn't cause it. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health affects of child abuse?

What are the long-term health affects of child abuse?

Child abuse: Barring any physical injuries, that may have caused permanent disability, most damage is psychological. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, being the most common. See your primary doctor, for a referral to a therapist, for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

How does child abuse affect the behaviors of children?

Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...Read more

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Is bulimia associated with prior child abuse?

Is bulimia associated with prior child abuse?

Good question: Child abuse in many settings can lead to poor self esteem, self deprecation, diminished self worth, or post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders. All of these could manifest later in bulimia, among many other problems. ...Read more

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How do I get over being traumatized from past child abuse?

Psychotherapy: You should seek out the help of a therapist to help with the past injuries. ...Read more

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What are the long-term psychological effects of child abuse?

What are the long-term psychological effects of child abuse?

Child abuse: High risk behaviors, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, etc.
These vary based on age when abuse occurred, type of abuse, frequency & duration & relationship between abused & abuser. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do in the case of emotional child abuse?

Could you tell me what to do in the case of emotional child abuse?

Its the law: If you suspect a child has been abused, get help immediately use your pediatrician or a local child protective agency. Physicians are legally obligated to report all suspected cases of abuse/neglect to state authorities. Report emotional, physical or sexual
abuse. Doctors will detect/ treat any medical injuries or ailments, recommend a therapist, & provide needed information to investigators. ...Read more

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Do doctors have to report child abuse? What do they consider to be signs of abuse?

Do doctors have to report child abuse? What do they consider to be signs of abuse?

Yes: Yes. Doctors are required to report suspected child abuse. The rest of your question would require a lengthy answer that won't fit in the space limited here. If you are concerned about the possibility of a child being abused you can also report it anonymously. ...Read more