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Toddler, 2+ yrs is unable to speak but has great nonverbal communication and understanding. Is the toddler clumsy due to inward facing toes?

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In brief: No

In toeing is very common and is easily treated by custom orthotics.
The toddler does have a tendency to trip since the feet will hit the legs and trip them up. This is in no way or shape a sing of clumsiness. See a podiatrist as this can easily be taken care of.

In brief: No

In toeing is very common and is easily treated by custom orthotics.
The toddler does have a tendency to trip since the feet will hit the legs and trip them up. This is in no way or shape a sing of clumsiness. See a podiatrist as this can easily be taken care of.
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
In terms of the speech development ,need to rule out local constions like tongue tie,mild hearing loss imparing proper speech development. In addition to taking the child to a podiatrist,ENT exam is important as early indentification of problems and rectification lead to better speech development if anything is found out on evalaution .
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: If anybody is saying

"he's a boy; he's just slow, " i wish i could come whup up on'em myself ! that's > 50% delay in expressive language ( avg.
Is 3 words at a year). He qualifies for early intervention by public law idea & is at-risk for dyslexia later. The motor clumsiness may be from the same neurodevelopmental disorder that is causing his expressive language delay. He also needs to see a developmental pede.

In brief: If anybody is saying

"he's a boy; he's just slow, " i wish i could come whup up on'em myself ! that's > 50% delay in expressive language ( avg.
Is 3 words at a year). He qualifies for early intervention by public law idea & is at-risk for dyslexia later. The motor clumsiness may be from the same neurodevelopmental disorder that is causing his expressive language delay. He also needs to see a developmental pede.
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