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How much must I talk to my toddler?

How much must I talk to my toddler?

Irreplaceable!: Babies and toddlers learn to talk from seeing a face, mouth and facial expressions during talking or reading. Research shows they do not learn language from watching tv, computer or screen time.. There is no replacement for sitting with your child face to face and telling stories or reading. Toddlers have a higher vocabulary in homes where they have more spoken language and reading interaction. ...Read more

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When should my toddler start talking? I'm worried.

When should my toddler start talking? I'm worried.

Talking: By 9 months a baby should say mama, dada, baba nonspecifically. By 1 yr they should say words with intent (mama=mom etc).By 2 yrs they should be able to say two word sentences and use some pronouns (my car, you go, etc). They should also have a vocabulary of about 50 words. Between 2-3 yrs you should see huge gains in their vocabulary skills.Your pediatrician should be asking about iteachphysical ...Read more

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What evaluations are for a toddler at 24 months and still not talking?

What evaluations are for a toddler at 24 months and still not talking?

Can she/he hear?: The most important first step is to assure that your toddler can hear normally. Talk to your pediatrician. If a baby cannot hear normally, speech acquisition is often delayed. If the hearing is normal, a developmental evaluation may be important. ...Read more

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If my toddler won't potty train or talk, could he have autism?

If my toddler won't potty train or talk, could he have autism?

Depends on age: Children vary a lot in when they develop these skills. Many toddlers don't do either for a long time. If the child is emotionally relating to you it probably is not autism but you should review his or her development with you pediatrician if you are worried. ...Read more

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Toddler choked taking medication, choked, cried, had a little hard time talking, but drank liquids fine. Sleeps fine but sounds congested at times?

Toddler choked taking medication, choked, cried, had a little hard time talking, but drank liquids fine. Sleeps fine but sounds congested at times?

Signs to look for: It doesn't sound like anything to worry about, but signs to look for that would indicate the need for a doctor visit are worsening cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing, rapid respiratory rate or fever. If any of these symptoms develop you should contact your pediatrician immediately. ...Read more

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Suffered hypoxic (sids) episode after birth. Speech, voice slightly effected audible & clear, but i sound like deaf talking. Want more feminine voice.

Suffered hypoxic (sids) episode after birth. Speech, voice slightly effected audible & clear, but i sound like deaf talking. Want more feminine voice.

Voice pitch changing: Your question is hard to answer without hearing the sound of your voice. Perhaps this is worth speaking to a doctor in person to get advice? Surgery is an option if you desire a higher pitched voice: http://voicedoctor.Net/surgery/pitch-altering-surgeries. ...Read more

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How to talk clearly to groups, without using speech therapy?

How to talk clearly to groups, without using speech therapy?

Toastmasters: Is a group that helps people with public speaking. That might be a good option for you.. ...Read more

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How to talk clearly in speech therapy?

How to talk clearly in speech therapy?

This is what : Speech therapy teaches you to do. Can't teach you that in 400 characters or less (plus I am not a speech therapist.). ...Read more

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