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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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Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
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Language Development (Definition)

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 ...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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How does an unhealthy diet in an undernourished child hinder language development?

How does an unhealthy diet in an undernourished child hinder language development?

Important: Calories + oxygen + vitamins/minerals = energy. Energy is required for growth and development, particu:larly in brain because it has a high oxygen requirement. Please see my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

How can hearing loss affect my baby's language development?

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 more

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Is it healthy to use baby talk with my child or will it impede my child’s language development?

Is it healthy to use baby talk with my child or will it impede my child’s language development?

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 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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My 22 month old only uses about 10 words and makes sounds for other words. When do I need to worry about his language development.

My 22 month old only uses about 10 words and makes sounds for other words.  When do I need to worry about his language development.

Now: Speak with the child's pediatrician and consider having a thorough developmental analysis. Is his hearing normal to you? ...Read more

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How do autism and Down syndrome affect language development?

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

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Does development delay go away ? Child 69 months lowest area 35 months highest 52 months ,in language, reasoning .locomotor personal social performanc

Does development delay go away ? Child 69 months lowest area 35 months highest 52 months ,in language, reasoning .locomotor personal social performanc

Underlying Cause?: The underlying cause is the most direct way of answering your question. If there are organic brain findings (on CT Scan or MRI) or genetic links, a prognosis is more easily built. If not, then early intervention and continued follow-up may also build a diagnosis and a more directly beneficial plan. ...Read more

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Child 6 in sep has real aspects of development delay learning difficulties and delay in language by 2 years and development just over 4 years help?

Child 6 in sep has real aspects of development delay learning difficulties and delay in language by 2 years and  development  just over 4 years help?

Child : Needs full evaluation by the school, put it in writing and send certified to principal of the the school, requesting full team evaluation and IEP, for your child..they should be required by law within a certain timeframe to respond to you. You child would be tested in all areas and a special educational plan made ,best! ...Read more

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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more