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What causes a child 4 yrs old to not understand simple questions like "how did you hurt your leg." i asked my daughter thus & her reply didn't match.?

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In brief: Age

Your 4 year old has a short memory like most kids.
Often kids wont remember the incident b/c it was not important enough to them at the time. Also they often get lower leg bruises so another bump to the leg doesnt seem memorable. If your daughter does not understand other questions then consult pediatrician about ? Auditory processing problems.

In brief: Age

Your 4 year old has a short memory like most kids.
Often kids wont remember the incident b/c it was not important enough to them at the time. Also they often get lower leg bruises so another bump to the leg doesnt seem memorable. If your daughter does not understand other questions then consult pediatrician about ? Auditory processing problems.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Things to check are

Receptive (comprehension) & expressive (verbalization of thoughts) language, pragmatic (conversational turn-taking) skills, cognitive (thinking & understanding) abilities, social reciprocity (turn-taking) & hearing.
Can she answer "what do you do when you're ..Hungry..Thirsty..Tired"? Call child find of your local school district for a free assessment.Tell her pediatrician your concerns, also.

In brief: Things to check are

Receptive (comprehension) & expressive (verbalization of thoughts) language, pragmatic (conversational turn-taking) skills, cognitive (thinking & understanding) abilities, social reciprocity (turn-taking) & hearing.
Can she answer "what do you do when you're ..Hungry..Thirsty..Tired"? Call child find of your local school district for a free assessment.Tell her pediatrician your concerns, also.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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