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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Law, Garrett, and Nye (2004) conducted a meta-analysis of treatment for young children with developmental speech or language delay. Ten of the 13 studies included in this analysis focused on language treatments to 2- and 3-year-old monolingual English speakers from the majority cultural group.
The task force concludes that evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine use of brief, formal screening instruments in primary care to detect speech and language delay in children up to 5 years of age.
"If he's not doing that it could mean there's something wrong and that there is a language delay, so he's not progressing at the same rate as his peers," she added.
They may appear to have autism due to a diminished ability to relate to other people, repetitive behaviour, difficulty with facial expression of emotion, and language delay.
Language delay in childhood may be a risk factor for social and emotional problems and learning problems later in life, so early recognition is important (J.
'Think about that when I tell you the following statistic - one in five pre-school children in this country have language delay.
Hernandez believes this research could have applications for genetics, learning disorders, people with difficulty learning language or children with language delay, speech or sound issues.
Washington, July 22 ( ANI ): A recent study has revealed that the rate of language delay among twins is almost twice as compared to the single-born children.
In his poster presentation, Mohamed Ahmed, clinical coordinator for Early Intervention Programme at HMC, proposed the creation of a national programme for early detection of speech and language delay or disorders for all infants, toddlers and children (from birth to three years) in Qatar.
ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --Infants always exposed to audible television are more likely to suffer language delay and lag in brain development because they hear fewer words from parents and talk less.
If a two year old only says a couple of words, there is definitely a language delay. The fact that he understands is encouraging.
Overuse of dummies can also lead to speech and language delay or difficulties later in life.

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