CategorySpeech and Language

A delay in speech development may be a symptom of many disorders, including mental retardation, hearing loss, an expressive language disorder, psychosocial deprivation, autism, elective mutism, receptive aphasia and cerebral palsy. Speech delay may be secondary to maturation delay or bilingualism. Being familiar with the factors to look for when taking the history and performing...
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A speech delay might be due to: an oral impairment, like problems with the tongue or palate (the roof of the mouth) a short frenulum (the fold beneath the tongue), which can limit tongue movement Many kids with speech delays have oral–motor problems. These happen when there’s a problem in the areas of the brain...
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