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At what age can I see if my child has a learning disability when it comes to language?
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Almost any age
You must continue to observe your child's language development over time.
A 4 month old should be babbling with multiple vowel sounds and occasional consanants. By 8-9 months, your child should use initial consanants with repetitive syllables. By 10 months, he should truncate to short words. By 12 months, expect 2-3 words, and by 15 months 5-10. The evolution is continuous, and you can follow.

In brief: Almost any age
You must continue to observe your child's language development over time.
A 4 month old should be babbling with multiple vowel sounds and occasional consanants. By 8-9 months, your child should use initial consanants with repetitive syllables. By 10 months, he should truncate to short words. By 12 months, expect 2-3 words, and by 15 months 5-10. The evolution is continuous, and you can follow.
Dr. Janesta Noland
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: by first grade
Language based learning disabilities usually present at the time when reading and expressing oneself becomes a part of the educational process.
Sometimes this is in kindergarten but more often in first grade.

In brief: by first grade
Language based learning disabilities usually present at the time when reading and expressing oneself becomes a part of the educational process.
Sometimes this is in kindergarten but more often in first grade.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Terminology
By law (idea) , developmental delays are assessed & treated by the state health division's early intervention program in infants 0-3 & by the school district's child find team from 3-5.
Language delays in infancy & toddlerhood may be associated with autism &/or intellectual disability or, at school-age, language-based learning disabilities found in children with an average to above-average iq.

In brief: Terminology
By law (idea) , developmental delays are assessed & treated by the state health division's early intervention program in infants 0-3 & by the school district's child find team from 3-5.
Language delays in infancy & toddlerhood may be associated with autism &/or intellectual disability or, at school-age, language-based learning disabilities found in children with an average to above-average iq.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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