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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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