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Can a 3 y/o have delayed start for speech without it meaning he has hearing issues or autism?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes!

Definitely, although screening and careful exam for the two co ditions you mention are warranted.
Isolated expressive speech delay, we call it. What is his ear infection history? Did he have a social smile at 6 months? Gesture and point by 15 months? These are examples of screening! What does your pediatrician think? Get answers!

In brief: Yes!

Definitely, although screening and careful exam for the two co ditions you mention are warranted.
Isolated expressive speech delay, we call it. What is his ear infection history? Did he have a social smile at 6 months? Gesture and point by 15 months? These are examples of screening! What does your pediatrician think? Get answers!
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Dr. Brandon Gabel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Wide range

There is a wide range of normal speech development in children.
However very limited speech by 3 years old should be evaluated by a physician and speech therapist.

In brief: Wide range

There is a wide range of normal speech development in children.
However very limited speech by 3 years old should be evaluated by a physician and speech therapist.
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