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What's the difference between autism and language delay ?

What's the difference between autism and language delay ?

Autism includes : Language delay. Not everybody with language delay has autism. www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/speech.htm speech and language delay and disorder. www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism what is autism? What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What is the difference betweenn language delay and autism?

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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What else can it be apart from autism and hearing if a 2 year old's response to his name is poor and there is language delay.

Ped dev eval: Your child needs an evaluation by a developmental behavioral pediatrician or pediatric neurologist or speech language therapist. If hearing is definitely normal (s/he responds well to almost everything OTHER than his name), autism is a reasonable concern if other elements are present (poor eye contact, limited imaginative play, poor social engagement). Intellectual disability is an area of conce ...Read more

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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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I have a two year old with language delay. ENT doctor said he pressure in his ears was abnormal but he had no fluid. Very confused what this means?

I have a two year old with language delay. ENT doctor said he pressure in his ears was abnormal but he had no fluid. Very confused what this means?

Need ABR: I think the ENT doctor probably means that there is negative pressure in the middle ear. This may be present in the absence of middle ear fluid. The negative pressure should not cause a language delay. Although this may be normal at this age, the best thing to do is to have an auditory brain stem response (ABR). This test can be performed by an audiologist. Results can prove normal hearing. ...Read more

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Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

It shouldn't impact: representational play, using one environmental object to represent another.A 12-mo.-old feeds, rocks or "reads to" a doll or stuffed animal. A 16-mo.-old sets a table with play dishes or "blows out" birthday candles on a plastic cake. Use developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org. Share results with your pediatrician & Early Intervention Program Speech/Language therapist to get an answer. ...Read more

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Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Could a speech and language delay effect a child in terms of pretend play?

Not necessarily: Children are very reislient and adaptive. Pretend play will simply be more nonverbal in this case. Pretend play can also be an outlet for frustration...Encourage the play, read to your child, and hopefully with a known delay there is therapy to help improve the delay... ...Read more

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How to deal with child has had cancer and language delay afterward?

How to deal with child has had cancer and language delay afterward?

Be grateful: When i was a kid in the 1950's, childhood cancer was a death sentence. Nowadays, the cure rate is high. I have physician-colleagues who were cured. Whether chemotherapeutic agents may cause language delay or whether it just happens, and whether intensive treatment is evidence-based / justifiable, i can't address -- ask your oncologist. Is junior deaf? Dr. Feynman didn't speak until he was 4. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are emotional outbursts in children that usually consist of an uncontrolled mix of crying, stomping, and rolling on the floor. Adults can ...Read more