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Can witnessing dv cause speech delay?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Traumatic events can

Cause ptsd in infants 9 mos.
-old & >. ("handbook of infant mental health" by dr. Charles zeanah). Signs of selective mutism, adhd & odd can present in 1-3-yr.-olds exposed to violence. Assessment of communication, social reciprocity, self-help/adaptive & motor skills drives early intervention therapies for tots with developmental receptive &/or expressive language +/- articulation disorders.

In brief: Traumatic events can

Cause ptsd in infants 9 mos.
-old & >. ("handbook of infant mental health" by dr. Charles zeanah). Signs of selective mutism, adhd & odd can present in 1-3-yr.-olds exposed to violence. Assessment of communication, social reciprocity, self-help/adaptive & motor skills drives early intervention therapies for tots with developmental receptive &/or expressive language +/- articulation disorders.
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