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Language Delay

Language delay occurs when children fail to develop language abilities of a specific language (or all languages in general) in their age-appropriate timeline. Language delay usually results in speech delay because the child does not yet understand what is said to him or her, or the child has not learned to use words to communicate. Some children with language delay also struggle in other areas, such as cognitive and emotional development. They tend to have poor reading and writing skills. Causes of language delay include slower development, deafness, and intellectual disability. Other developmental disorders like autism and mutism also result in delayed language development. Lack of exposure to communicative situations and constant television time will also lead to a delay in a child’s language development. Parents should teach their children to communicate as early as possible and limit television time so their children do not lag behind. Medical consultation may be necessary in extreme cases.

Delayed Speech and Language Development in Toddlers

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Delayed Speech and Language Development in Toddlers

Delayed speech and language development in toddlers is something that haunts many parents. Seeing their child struggling with words like “mama” and “dada” when other children of the same age are already chatterboxes causes many parents to panic and rush to pediatricians for help. But children learn at different paces. Although all children go through…

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Are DHA Supplements Beneficial For Mothers? Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation in Lactation: Effect on Developmental Outcome in Breast-fed Infants

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Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation for mothers and baby

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA), accumulates in the brain during the first two years of life and plays an important role in cognitive development. The cell membranes of the central nervous system contain high levels of DHA and other LCPUFAs. It is believed that a higher concentration of these fatty acids…

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Can Language Delay in Toddlers Be Detected Early? A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Screening for Language Delay in Toddlers: Effects on School Performance and Language Development at Age 8

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Language Delay in Toddlers- Effects on School Performance and Language Development at Age 8
Language Delay in Toddlers- Effects on School Performance and Language Development at Age 8

Intellectual, behavioral, and communicative development is of vital importance in a child. Future achievements and success in adulthood depend to a large extent on the ability to function normally during childhood. Therefore, any problem that affects these qualities can permanently harm the infant. Although there are effective treatments for several underlying causes of language delay…

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