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Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
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Language Development (Overview)

Language development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to squeal, babble, say words, say phrases, talk in sentences, count items, define words, understand instructions, etc


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Conditions that hinder language development, what to do?

Conditions that hinder language development, what to do?

More info: There are many conditions that hinder language development. Some can be treated early with proper speech and language therapy, others are very difficult to treat. Please seek out the opinion of a qualified speech and language therapist. Hoping for a good outcome for you, . ...Read more

Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
118 doctors shared insights

Language Development (Overview)

Language development is the part of a person's development that includes learning to squeal, babble, say words, say phrases, talk in sentences, count items, define words, understand instructions, etc


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Can you tell me about language development in early childhood?

Can you tell me about language development in early childhood?

Language development: I tell my parents that a child should say 2 to 3 words at 15 months, 2 word sentences at 2-years-old, be 50% understandable at 2-years-old, 75% understandable at 3-years-old, and 100% understandable at 4-years-old. If not, ask for a speech evaluation. The earlier children with language delays or articulation disorders receive treatment, the faster they improve. Hope that helped. ...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?

Upwards!: There will sometimes be little false starts, or sometimes a small step backwards as children learn new developmental skills, including language. But the overall trajectory should be up and up. Any significant, sustained regression in any developmental area (that is, a big step backwards) should raise concern and prompt a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can an unhealthy diet hinder language development?

Can you tell me how can an unhealthy diet hinder language development?

Iron: A diet low in iron could definitely affect learning- normal thinking and processing skills. That is just one aspect of an unhealthy diet. A diet should be well balanced, contain, fruits, vegetables, good souces of protein and not be loaded with sugar and fat. Sugar drinks provide no nutrients and can replace nutrients that would be found in other foods. ...Read more

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Evaluating a 30 month old child language development. What else should I consider in my report?

Evaluating a 30 month old child language development. What else should I consider in my report?

ASD: Autistic spectrum disorder with add at the high functioning child at the low end and autism at the top.All are treatable.Call the autism research institute in san diego for a referral to a defeat autism now doc. ...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 do you think of language development in asperger's syndrome?

What do you think of language development in asperger's syndrome?

Possible deviations: Criteria for as include "no significant delay in language at age 3-4, " but they don't say that "deviations" do occur.Vocabulary & fund of knowledge may seem precocious when the child talks about his particular interest, often thomas the train. There are deficits in pragmatics -conversational turn-taking skills, prosody-inflections of speech & in answering on-topic , e.g. "how are you?" "four". ...Read more

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What can I do to encourage language development in 2 year old kids?

What can I do to encourage language development in  2 year old kids?

Read: The best thing would be to read to your child as often as possible carry on normal conversations with your child, and do not allow the tv to be a baby sitter. ...Read more

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Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Yes: Asperger is in the autistic spectrum where language delay is a foremost symptom. Since it is a relatively mild form of the condition it is not too surprising that speech is developing. ...Read more

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Non-native French speaker here: reading my 5 month-old books in French won't negatively affect or slow her language development will it?

Non-native French speaker here: reading my 5 month-old books in French won't negatively affect or slow her language development will it?

Bilingualism does: not cause receptive or expressive delays. A typical child may learn one language more rapidly & may mix words from each. Age 0-5 is optimal for learning a language's phonemes, or smallest units of sound, so (s)he can learn incorrect phonemes with prolonged exposure. Mixed/expressive language disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Global Developmental Delays require that one language be taught. ...Read more

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