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Delayed Speech
Delayed Speech
Your son's speech compared to his peers is way behind. This scenario is common among parents of kids who are slow to speak. Knowing what's "normal" and what's not ,can help you figure out if you should be concerned or not.
 Normal Pattern of Speech Development
Newborn
Startles to loud noise
3-4 months
Vocalizes alone or when spoken to coos and laughs
7 months
Turns to soft sounds out of sight
7-10 months
at 7 months sounds used indiscriminately (Dada, Mama)
at 10 months sounds indiscriminately
12 months
2-3 words other than DADA ,MAMA
18 months
6-10 words shows 2 parts of the body
20-24 months
Use 2 or more words to make simple phrases
2.5 -3 years
Talks constantly in 3-4 words sentences
What causes speech delay?
Speech delay occurs in up to 10 percent of children. The most common causes of speech delay include:
1. Mental Retardation
2. Hearing Loss
3. Maturation Delay
Other causes might include
4. The child just doesn't want to talk (Elective mutism)
5. Bilingualism
6. Psychosocial Deprivation
7. Autism
What can my doctor do to find out if speech delay is the problem? • Listening to your child's speech
• checking your child's mental development
• hearing test
What can be done if my child has speech delay?
• Some children just take more time to start talking so your child might not need any treatment.
• The treatment Protocol depends on the cause of the speech delay.
• A speech and language pathologist might be helpful in making treatment plans.
• In some cases an audiologist (a hearing doctor), a psychologist (a specialist in behavior problems) is needed to share in treatment protocol.
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