speech delay


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speech delay

Any disorder of childhood in the acquisition and use of spoken language.
Synonym: expressive language delay
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We are seeing an increasing number of children presenting with speech delay.
But before he panics too much, he should remember that it might be something that's easily fixable, like a hearing problem that's causing the speech delay which then leads to the frustration and behavioural problems.
Many children require speech therapy because of a speech delay or an issue with articulating.
We can carry out interventions or refer families to groups and other professionals for advice and to provide early intervention for issues such as speech delay in the child, or postnatal depression.
The patient had no history of otorrhea, hearing loss, speech delay, or imbalance.
And the three common diagnoses were speech delay (27 percent), cerebral palsy (24 percent) and autism spectrum disorders (17 percent).
I was recently working with a child who had a speech delay.
In one nursery visited, for example, where almost all children were of white British origin, approximately 30% of the three-year-olds started nursery with a marked speech delay.
The more distal overlapping duplication is associated with speech delay, autism, and learning difficulties (6).
This growing literature has suggested associations between in utero exposure and higher rates of problems ranging from mild behavioral disruption in school, attention-deficit disorder, and other behavioral problems characterized by hyperactivity, autistic-like behaviors, and problems with learning, speech delay, and gross motor delay.
Wardlaw said any parent whose child is suffering from a language disorder or speech delay should have their child's hearing tested to determine whether heating loss might be the cause.
Speech delay often occurs when two languages are spoken in the home or if a child does not talk with adults enough.