delayed speech


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delayed speech

[di′lād ′spēch]
(medicine)
A speech disorder characterized by a complete absence of vocalization or vocalization with no communicative value; speech is considered delayed when it fails to develop by the second year, caused by impaired hearing, severe childhood illness, or emotional disturbance.
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