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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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Dr. Lori Semel
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Missed Developmental Milestones (Definition)

We expect babies and children to be able to do certain things by certain ages. We know not every child is the same, and also have to take into account things like prematurity. For instance, most babies are pulling up on furniture and attempting to take a first step around their first birthday. If they get to 15-16 months and aren't doing it, we say that's a delayed ...Read more


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What is a normal language development schedule for babies?

What is a normal language development schedule for babies?

Varies by child: Although there is much variation from child to child, the following are some accepted milestones. Cooing by 2 months, consonant sounds and babbling by 9 months, 1 recognizable "word" by 13 months, 4-6 words by 15 months and 10-12 words by 18 months. At 2 years a child should make 2 word sentences and be 50% understandable to strangers, 75% by 3 years and close to 100% by 4 years. ...Read more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

Delays in all aspect: Global developmental delay is lagging in fine and gross motor skills, speech and language, problem solving and self help skills. Your pediatrician will screen for this at every well visit, and refer a child with any concerns for further evaluation and therapies. ...Read more

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What is the normal language development trajectory for a child?

What is the normal language development trajectory for a child?

What age?: Social communication? Receptive and expressive language? Infant, toddler, or preschooler? ...Read more

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20 month old has verba, social, and communication delays. Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?

20 month old has verba, social,  and communication delays.  Could this be signs of autism and how to differentiate ASD from aa development delay ?

Social interaction : A few things. One it's important to have a hearing test to rule out hearing impairment. A hallmark of ASD is abnormal social functioning such as preferring not to be held or cuddled. Limited eye contact or interest in conversation. ASD often also presents with delays. Delays alone, however, are less likely to have social dysfunction and are usually more specific. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

What is the level of speech development expected for a 16 months old boy born full term?

4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...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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My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?

My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?

Not necessarily: Delay of fine motor skills in and of itself does not necessarily correlate to cognitive delay. It may be neuromuscular in nature or a developmental delay that simply requires some therapy. Important information would include delay in other milestones. Please speak with your pediatrician for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read more

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Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum? My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Is palilalia more often related to tourette's or autism spectrum?  My child has asd and multiple motor tics started palilalia 6+ months ago.

Much more tourette's: Also given that for tourette's vocal tics are central to the diagnosis along with motor tics. Vocal tics including palilalia, are not the case for the autism spectrum. By the way, echolalia is more common in the autism spectrum. And remember, the cornerstone for autism spectrum is social awkwardness and this is not a requirement for tourette's. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

What are the sensory development milestones for a 28month old?

Early Intervention: Developmental categories consist of: Gross Motor, Language, Fine Motor/Adaptive, & Personal/Social. Assessment requires evaluation in all 4 areas. Variation in normal development is common & milestones are interpreted using statistical analysis for age. Most at 28 mos put on clothes, build tower 6 cubes, combine words, jump. Early intervention is key if concerns. See doctor for correct assessment. ...Read more

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At what age a child speaks a language perfectly?

At what age a child speaks a language perfectly?

Difficult issue: Acquisition of understood speech and what you consider as "perfect" are separate issues. Most toddlers produce speech that is 50% understood by strangers at 2 , 75% at 3 and 95% at 4. Some blends and other issues can persist until school age. ...Read more

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Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

Is an average sleeping spo2 of 92% acceptable for an infant's brain development? Is there an optimal spo2 range for brain development?

92% is fine!: Over 90% is just fine so don't worry. Do discuss your concerns about your baby w/ the pediatrician. Premmies do raise parents anxiety, but try to do the hard task of finding the just right spot of care/comfort. When you ask for and get good info from the Dr. use it to do the right stuff and relax. I wish you all well! ...Read more

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What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

What kind of condition is speech and language developmental delay?

Delayed development: There are many kinds and many underlying causes, but the bottom line is this: a child can have difficulty learning to talk, a child can have difficulty learning to understand, or any combination of both. What is done about it depends both on the cause and the individual child. For instance, if the delay is because of impaired hearing, then improving the hearing will help. ...Read more

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In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development? "normal" does not require intervention. Please reference response. Thanks.

In what way is apraxia of speech a "normal phase" of speech development?  "normal" does not require intervention.  Please reference response.  Thanks.

?word use: Apraxia: involves loss of use. Here i assume you mean a child who is delayed? There are standards of nl development for a childs age , out side of which your health care provider will want to seek additional work ups for possible causes. ...Read more

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Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

Is obscene language (coprolalia) a typical symptom of ts?

In some cases: Repeated, stereotypical movements called "tics" are typical in ts (tourette's syndrome). Some patients have a vocal component. Most of the time, the patient emits a simple sound. Some of the time the sound is a "curse" word. ...Read more

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Would a sensory integration disorder be a symptom of Asperger's syndrome? my now 11yr old daughter was diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder 1yr ago. however when I'm speaking to others about her symptoms the first comment I hear usually is 'oh

Hi, : Hi, concur with dr. Rinker. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. Autism, is the most impairing of the autism spectrum disorders. Pervasive developmental disorder comes next and children with aspergers are usually the highest functioning of three. Children with autism spectrum disorder usually have sensory overload which includes tactile stimulation. I recommend talking directly with your daughter's psychiatrist about how best to deal with her tactile sensitivity. One quick option is the use of a camisole that is made of smooth or silky material as an undergarment. It is likely to create less friction against the nipples without highlighting just her nipples. Additionally, pulling bandaids off of skin repeatedly could be quite painful - especially in a child who is already sensitive. I hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more


Baby Squeals (Definition)

Baby squeals are high-pitched noises baby do in normal development usually ...Read more