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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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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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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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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 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 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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