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Hypotonia Speech Delay
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
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
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
Hello- my son is 3 1/2 years old. He has a signifacant speech delay and seems to tune people out. Are these signs of autism?
Should we get our daughter tested for speech delay? She is 26 months, has about 75 words and is speaking 2-4 word sentences with the ones she has.
Sounds normal: If she qualifies as high risk as a former premi or other category there may be a early childhood program that will screen her for free. After age 3, the public schools operate Child Find programs to identify such kids. Only half of what she says should be understood by strangers at 2. What you describe is not worrisome, but there are resources out there. ...Read more
Son 4 years old and only 32 pounds, eats well, sleeps well, has slightly low ferritin at 10, is slightly hyper and has speech delay, can he have worms?
Could be normal: But he is around the 5th to 10th percentile depending on his age (4-1/2 etc). His stature alone is not concerning but has his growth been normal? It is easy to test for parasites with a stool sample and a blood sample. Normally it is not just the ferritin that is low but the hemoglobin too! This can also be seen with eosinophilia (increased type of blood cells). Easy to test for and treat. ...Read more
My son is 2.5. He says only same 7 wds. But has said many. Imitates me. Receptive language great. History speech delay w bro. No gdd. Autism r/o. Worry?
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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: yes, possibly. Impairment in 2 major domains: 1. Deficit in social communication ; interaction; 2. Restricted, repetitive pattern of behavior, interests ; activities. Manage: individualized according to age ; specific needs. Multidisciplinary approach to improve social functioning, speech, communication ; adaptive skills; promote academic functioning/cognition ; reduce negative behavior. ...Read more
Needs evaluation!: Bring your toddler in to your pediatrician and voice your concerns about his development. We screen for a variety of early behaviors that increase risk. Does your child smile and interact with others? Does he gesture and point? Does he seem to understand what you say? How is his hearing? Does he have good eye contact with you and others? What does his preschool teacher think? Best of Luck! ...Read more
My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ...Read more
My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse?
Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids. In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing. I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention. If you ignore it (don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time. Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read more