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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: Foods from the sea have iodine good. Ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either

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Dr. Parag Parikh Dr. Parikh
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
18 years in practice
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What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

What are the neurological causes for speech delays?

Congenital and acqui: Hereditary, congenital, from birth trauma, early childhood evaluation, and intervention mandatory, later in life, post lingual speech, that developed from hearing deficits, from injury, strokes ets.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Kyon Hood Dr. Hood
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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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/

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Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
Clinical Psychology
12 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Does anybody know how speech delay can be treated without spt?

Does anybody know how speech delay can be treated without spt?

Therapy is the best: We always recommend speech therapy but sometimes school resources are so limited and families cannot afford paying out of pocket every week, we would recommend getting a speech evaluation at school and ask parents to talk to the school speech therapist and follow the recommendations on the report at home to enhance the child's communication skills.

Dr. Patricia Harkins Dr. Harkins
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
27 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Is there a connection between left handedness and speech delay?

Is there a connection between left handedness and speech delay?

Yes: People with speech delay are somewhat more likely to be left handed than the general population. People with mixed dominance (e.g. Left eye and right hand) are much more likely to have developmental differences.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can there be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

Can there be a speech delay in asperger's syndrome?

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.

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Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Dr. Timothy Gunn Dr. Gunn
Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Does having a speech delay mean that the person is autistic?

Does having a speech delay mean that the person is autistic?

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.

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Is 1000 mg of fish oil enough to help with speech delays in child?

Is 1000 mg of fish oil enough to help with speech delays in child?

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.

Dr. Evan Altman Dr. Altman
Psychiatry
15 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What is the prognosis of speech delay & rehabilitaion of speech dealy?

What is the prognosis of speech delay & rehabilitaion of speech dealy?

Speech Delay: Prognosis is very good with normal quality of life with appropriate therapy and follow up.

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Debra Kissen Dr. Kissen
ADHD & Autism
7 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for your kid to have a speech delay problem without being diagnosed as autistic?

Is it possible for your kid to have a speech delay problem without being diagnosed as autistic?

Definitely: It is quite possible that a child has a speech delay and in no way has autism. The key signs of autism are impaired social interactions and restricted repetitive behaviors, in addition to impaired communication.

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or normal?

19 month old speaks 15 words and many protowords, understands one step commands and 100 words. Tested, and is socially fine. Speech delay or normal?

Possibly delayed: At 19 months, one would expect a toddler to know 50-75 words, understand up to 200 and be able to follow a two step command. These are only general guidelines, as speech development can vary in certain situations, such as bilingual households, multiple siblings, etc. Excessive pacifier use has been linked to delayed speech development as well. Here is a link for you: http://www. Asha. Org/public/speech/disorders/LateBlooming. Htm

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Does a severe speech delay always indicate autism?

Does a severe speech delay always indicate autism?

Definitely not: There are plenty of reasons why a child might have speech delay. Autism is only 1 of them. Has the hearing been checked? Are there other delays in motor or social realms? Likely your child would benefit from a speech and language evaluation at a speech center specialized in children and potentially an ENT evaluation and other workup eg. Developmental evaluation if other delays are present.

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

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