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2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. history fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine.Therapy didn't help. Worry?

Hearing?: Glue ear is generally diagnosed at surgery for tubes. Did he have tubes placed? Has he had a hearing test? I would ensure hearing is normal before focusing on the speech delay. If that is okay i would be sure to get another opinion of a pediatric speech therapist and potentially a pediatric ENT doctor. Also make sure his siblings aren't "talking for him". ...Read more

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Dr. Suresh Gupta
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Speech Therapy (Definition)

Whenever there is a concern about a baby not meeting developmental milestones, it's wise to have a conversation with a healthcare provider to discuss what is happening, why, and what, if ...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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Hi. My son was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and a processing disorder and could possibly have a mild case of autism. Does this mean he is on t?

Hi. My son was diagnosed with a severe speech delay and a processing disorder and could possibly have a mild case of autism. Does this mean he is on t?

Autism Spectrum: Disorder(asd): yes, possibly. 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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How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

How do I tell if my son has a speech delay?

Depends on age: This is a broad subject. Without knowing his age, I can't give you specific advice in just a paragraph. Please refer to this link which covers speech milestones and development by age from infants to 5 yrs of age. I hope it helps. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/age-appropriate_speech_and_language_milestones_90,P02170/ ...Read more

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Is it possible that there ever be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

Is it possible that there ever be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

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

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Could having a speech delay means that the person is autistic right away?

Could having a speech delay means that the person is autistic right away?

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

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Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

Is speech delay a definite sign of autism?

No.: In fact, nonverbal communication is deficient in autistic children; many children with speech delay are so good at reading nonverbal cues that they have no motivation to start speaking. ...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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3yr. Old daughter has speech delay. Would a frenectomy help her?

3yr. Old daughter has speech delay.  Would a frenectomy help her?

Depends on situation: Most garbled speech in a 3yo has less to do with the tongue than on the manner the kid started using words. If the tip of the tongue can touch the top of the mouth & jut out past the lower teeth, it is unlikely a frenulotomy would be needed. If you contact the "child find " program in your location they should assess your childs speech & advise you on her needs. ...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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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more