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How can I help my baby learn to talk?

How can I help my baby learn to talk?

Talk, read, play: Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills. Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv. ...Read more

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How do babies learn to talk?

How do babies learn to talk?

By listening: Infant learn by listening and imitating behavior, that is why so important to speak to them in clear concise words. Repetition is also part of the learning process. ...Read more

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Do boys learn to talk slower than girls?

Do boys learn to talk slower than girls?

Yes: On average, girls seem to speak at an earlier age than boys do, but there is great variation among individual children. Thus, one can find boys who started speaking early, and also find girls who started late. Boys and girls are genetically different, so they have differences in their brains. Also, parents "unintentionally" speak to their boys differently compared to they way they speak to girls. ...Read more

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Is it possible for children who grow up without human contact to learn how to talk?

Probably not: There seems to be a critical period for language development in the first few years of life. Without immersion in human speech, children will not learn to talk themselves. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

What are some ways I can deal with my mom more? She always yell about everything(notabusive)and I just want to learn how to sit down&talk things out

Let her know: that you are open to healthy dialogue. Work on your own yelling (if you yell). If things aren't satisfactory after you and your mother address this together then consider family counseling. take care. ...Read more

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What does this mean - high aldosertone, high renin, high cortisol levels. Have not had a chance to talk with dr. Yet. Would like to learn more. Thanks

What does this mean - high aldosertone, high renin, high cortisol levels. Have not had a chance to talk with dr. Yet. Would like to learn more. Thanks

Metoo,: Strictly speaking, your kidney is acting up. The high cortisol does not fit, though. Estrogens sometimes raise blood pressure and falsely elevate cortisol levels. Stop Estrogens and see what happens. ...Read more

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Should I be able to learn to talk again with speech therapy?

Should I be able to learn to talk again with speech therapy?

Depends: It would depend on what your speech problem is and what caused it and to what degree you are affected. If you have the ability to make speech, the therapist should be able to help you regain some speech and to have that speech be more understandable. Can't answer you question totally without more information and re-phrasing it. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between stuttering and normal learning to talk?

How do I tell the difference between stuttering and normal learning to talk?

Don't Wait, Evaluate: Stuttering - tend to repeat syllables four or more times (a-a-a-a-as opposed to once or twice for normal). They mmmay also prolong sounds. & stuttering kids react - blinking, side glances, raising voice pitch. True stuttering is frequent, >3% of the speech. Normal? > when tired, anxious, or excited. Stuttering? Most of the time - & concerned, frustrated or embarrassed. Any ? Evaluate now not later. ...Read more

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What to do to talk to my parents about a learning disability that i think i have?

What to do to talk to my parents about a learning disability that i think i have?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for the depression. ...Read more