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What Factor Affect A Young Childs Language Development
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unsure: I'm not sure if baby talk impedes the acquisition of normal language. However, there is no advantage to baby talk, and children do learn by imitation. There do appear to be advantages to learning if you include children in conversations that "stretch" their minds. Also, it is clearly important to talk to your children...A lot. More is better in regards to learning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hearing loss: Hearing is the most important sensory function necessary for speech development. If an infant cannot hear, he/she likely may become a deaf mute. It is important the baby needs full otological evaluation to correct the hearing loss. The earlier the detection the better for the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From infancy through: adulthood people with DS have delays in receptive & expressive language, ='in some areas to cognition, usually mild-moderate Intellectual Disability, others lower..Babies, toddlers & children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder may not talk or may have bizarre jargon mixed with babbling, then words, but they lack joint attention, communicative intent & reciprocal conversational skills. ...Read more
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
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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