language delay

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lan·guage de·lay

(lang'gwăj dĕ-lā')
In pediatrics and speech and language pathology, denotes a condition in which a child has not developed language skills at an age-appropriate level.
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Coughlin's first child, Emily, has had ADHD and delayed language since birth.
In west, noise pollution is now being treated as a health emergency by many since there is incontrovertible proof that noise pollution leads to hearing loss, psychiatric problems, cardiovascular diseases and delayed language development.
Other cognitive and behavioral problems may include short attention span, impulsive behavior, slow learning, and delayed language and speech development.
Delayed language acquisition also fosters consequences that extend far beyond the classroom.
* Group 2 (G2): children with a diagnosis of delayed language development
The World Health Organization says 15 million babies a year are born premature, raising risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy and delayed language and motor skills.
Even on normal days, most paediatrics complain of parents bringing children to them with symptoms such as headaches, sleep disturbances, delayed language skills and obesity.
Similar results were replicated in a study from Thailand (10), which demonstrated that TV viewing of 2 or more hours per day before the age of 12 months was associated with a six-fold increase in the likelihood of delayed language acquisition.
Common issues associated with Dravet syndrome include prolonged seizures, frequent seizures, behavioral and developmental delays, movement and balance issues, orthopedic conditions, delayed language and speech issues, growth and nutrition issues, sleeping difficulties, chronic infections, sensory integration disorders, and disruptions of the autonomic nervous system [which regulates things such as body temperature and sweating].
Hearing impairment may itself lead to delayed language acquisition, which in turn leads to poor academic performances.
Infants who present with perinatal risk conditions have a tendency to present with a general developmental delay as well as delayed language and learning development.
"People learning to speak again after a disease or injury as well as those undergoing cochlear implantation to reverse previous deafness, may be helped by this type of therapeutic treatment in the future," said Bieszczad "The application could even extend to people with delayed language learning abilities or people trying to learn a second language."

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