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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 ...Read more

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What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

Many possibilities: There are a number of different conditions that might cause these symptoms. If your child's school has an assessment team ask them to help. If not contact a psychologist. ...Read more

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Daughter age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Daughter  age 5. Speech and language say she has understanding, vocabulary, processing, poor concentration and her language is disordered what is wrong?

Hard to say: This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed.Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive.Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal.Look for answers with a developmental specialist. ...Read more

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Age 36 female forgeting things, spelling words, names, people and objects, moments of confustion, comes and goes MS test normal, getting worse?

Age 36 female forgeting things, spelling words, names, people and objects, moments of confustion, comes and goes MS test normal, getting worse?

Cognitive issues: Your description focuses on worsening intellectual function, which can be due to many causes at age 36. Consider medication rxtns, vitamin deficiencies, (thiamine or b-12), low thyroid, occult infections (hiv, syphilis), contact with toxins (even carbon monoxide exposure in home or car). Perhaps there are psychological issues, or unusual complications of migraine or epilepsy. Doubt ms. ...Read more

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Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia? .

Does writing letters backward mean my child has dyslexia? My daughter is in kindergarten and is learning to write. She often writes letters backward, and mixes up words with similar spellings. Does this mean she has dyslexia?

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It : It is completely normal for a young child to reverse letters when first learning how to write - it is not an indicator of dyslexia. Many kids will continue to confuse b's and d's, q's and p's, well into first and even second grade. The same is true for confusing similar spellings of words. I've attached an article that talks about dyslexia and what to look for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Past year started transposing words in sentences often, typing, and several times speaking. Also forget common words frequently. Just age related?

Although it could be: Normal aging, I would request a consult with a neurologist to rule out any neurological issues that are impacting on the speech and verbal areas of the brain. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My daughter is 18 month,she understand us,do body actions ,use to said words but stop & sound letters out.When do toddlers speak words or sentences ?

My daughter is 18 month,she understand us,do body actions ,use to said words but stop & sound letters out.When do toddlers speak words or sentences ?

Speech: Children learns 20-50 words by 18 months age By 2 years - 2 word sentences -50% understandable by a stranger 3 years 3 word sentences, 75% understandable by a stranger ...Read more

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At what age should a child start showing command of usage of correct verb tenses in speech and proper grammar after being ceaselessly corrected?

At what age should a child start showing command of usage of correct verb tenses in speech and proper grammar after being ceaselessly corrected?

It depends: In english, tenses are complex, and children repeat what they hear. They also can resist correction, or fail to pay attention to things which they do not consider important. Some children use good grammar as early as three; others can take until middle or late elementary school, hence the language curriculum there. Try praising correct use rather than criticizing mistakes. ...Read more

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Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

Does a speech and language delay effect kids in terms of pretend play?

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 more

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38 month old not speaking in sentences. Doesn't say mom and dad or hungry. Does 'sing along' W/cartoons as far as melody but only some words clear. ?

Language development: Clearly delayed expressive language. Does child respond behaviorally to simple verbal commands such as come here, or bring me the red ball. You are checking receptive language that way. Has he been exposed to multiple languages since birth? Another possibility is autism of course. Get him evaluated! ...Read more

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When do babies start connecting words to objects?

When do babies start connecting words to objects?

< 1 years: Infants begin to associate words with objects within the first months of life. The more the parents speak to their baby, the more language the baby will acquire. Most babies know who 'mama' is long before they can say the word. Receptive language can be enhanced by talking with your baby. Describe everthing that you say and do with your child and his receptive language will quickly grow. ...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

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Is it normal that 13 years old boy makes weird noises ( screaming, whistling, mumbling,talking in his own language) plus faces.. While playing games?

Is it normal that 13 years old boy makes weird noises ( screaming, whistling, mumbling,talking in his own language) plus faces.. While playing games?

Its Possible: 13 yr olds do tend to have there own language and verbalizing while playing games is not abnormal. iHowever, If this behavior extends into his regular communication with other people, or becomes random and impulsive, then he may need to be checked by a doctor for developing a condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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Can some supportive words in psychotherapy reinforce one's psychopathology?

Can some supportive words in psychotherapy reinforce one's psychopathology?

It can, but depends: Therapists should rarely, if ever, purposefully use 'punishment.' they also cultivate supportive acceptance of clients. Sometimes that even includes very unusual topics. However, acceptance is not 'encouragement.' when pathological behavior presents itself, the therapist should accept it but avoid rewarding or punishing. If the client can take it, the therapist also points out the behavior. ...Read more

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