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Natural Medicine For Speech Delay Child
4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?
Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more
One study indicates: That abused children who live with their families do not seem to have speech delay unless they are also subjected to neglect. However child abuse effect differs from child to child. Here is a website re effects of abuse and neglect on development: http://www.Dshs.Wa.Gov/ca/fosterparents/training/chidev/cd05a.Htm seek help for abused/neglected children and children with delayed speech. ...Read more
Depends on Problem: I would need more specifics concerning the problems. If a kid is hyperactive or inattentive, the treatment will be different than if there is anxiety or depression. Also, if there are learning problems without emotional or behavioral problems, then treatment will focus on other things. Please feel free to write back with more details. ...Read more
Would teaching my 5 month old sign language delay his speech ability? Also any sign language tips?
Time-out technique: Spanking stops undesireable behavior at that moment, but it doesn't teach children not to repeat the behavior. Putting children in time-out immediately and consistently after the undesireable behavior is more likely to teach them self-control. It takes time, often months, to work, but the long-term benefits to both the child and caregiver are much greater than what you get with spanking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?
Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sppech therapy: Does your child have any other problems? Has he had a hearing test.? Does he get lots of ear infections.? Is he autistic ? If he has not seen a pediatrician then that is the place to start. He can check his ears, his hearing and refer him for speech therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any easy-to-notice behavioral warning-signs that a 5 year-old boy is cognitively delayed? Any recommendations for home-tests usable to see?
Language: Language is the developmental domain that correlates most with cognition- not speech, (articulation of words, ) but receptive ( what he understands) & expressive ( his ability to verbalize ideas) language. Yourschool district's child find will do a free evaluation of all developmental domains + social/adaptive skills. Screens are on childdevelopmentinfo.Com & dbpeds.Org., but also call child find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?
Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more
Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Due to seizure 23 months old baby talk,shout but meaningless.She ask mum mum not specifically me.All developments are ok.Is speech therapy effective?
Maybe. Can try it.: A seizure should not cause a problem (instead, some problem caused a seizure). There are known and unknown reasons a child can have developmental delays. Because many traits (normal and abnormal) are inherited, we sometimes see familial patterns for speech delays. Speech-language therapy can help some kids (in addition to parents talking and reading to the toddler at home), so it is worth trying. ...Read more
Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?
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My 2 yr son has lissencephaly. are there any new additional therapies other than physical and occupational services that can help him develop?
Support group: I am sorry to learn of your son's condition. Besides OT and PT and consultation with a pediatric neurologist in case of seizure disorder, you may want to check out the support groups, such as this one: The lissencephaly launchpad:http://homepage.ntlworld.com/foliot/liss/ we may find resources that can help your son and your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It shouldn't impact: representational play, using one environmental object to represent another.A 12-mo.-old feeds, rocks or "reads to" a doll or stuffed animal. A 16-mo.-old sets a table with play dishes or "blows out" birthday candles on a plastic cake. Use developmental screens & M-CHAT on firstsigns.org. Share results with your pediatrician & Early Intervention Program Speech/Language therapist to get an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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.
Could pandas be responsible for a child's speech delay? My 3 year old relative is still not talking . Although he shows intellegence in many other areas, he only makes consonet-vowel sounds like "ba" very loudly and is upset when his desires are not under
Not an issue: This is a curious disorder of older school age kids and adolescents. At 3, various forms of speech and language delay, verbal apraxia etc are more common and relevant. An evaluation by a developmental pediatrician and speech and language pathologist would give you more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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