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Delayed Speech & Language

Language delay is a type of communication disorder. A child may have a language delay if he/she doesn’t meet the language developmental milestones for their age. Their language skills might be developing at a slower rate. Their delay may involve a combination of hearings speech and cognitive impairments.

Cause

A delay in these skills can happen for many reasons including

  • Problem with a child’s tongue or hard palate, mouth which makes it hard to form sounds and words.
  • Hearing Loss.
  • A learning disability.
  • Developmental disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, ASD.

Symptoms

  • Not babbling by the age of 15 months.
  • Not talking by the age of 2 years.
  • An inability to speak in short sentences by the age of 3 years.
  • Difficulty in following directions/commands.
  • Poor pronunciation or articulation.
  • Difficulty putting words together in a sentence.
  • Leaving words out of a sentence.

Treatment plan

  • Speech Therapy

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