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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With 20 children already enrolled at the centre, about 50 per cent have been referred for therapy due to speech delay as a result of increased addiction to electronic devices.
Children should be checked for any medical reasons causing the speech delay.
The findings stem from the first-ever study to use functional magnetic resonance imaging to map brain activity associated with speech delay, said Dr.
If there is a real concern about speech delay you can arrange for her ears to be tested at the clinic and if they think there is a possible problem you can be referred to a specialist.
The use of music therapy to address paediatric speech delay (Seybold, 1971) and disorder (Hibben, 1991) supports the significant role that this discipline has to play in addressing acquired neurological speech and language disorders in children.
Doctors did diagnose a complex development delay and a severe speech delay.
But Katie also faces many challenges related to autism, such as a speech delay, behavioral problems and digestive difficulties.
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Asma says her daughter used to have speech delay and would utter only single words like "mama" or "papa", but now she's progressed to using full sentences.
The case was unusual for Satnam, who said: "In some areas of Birmingham it is not uncommon for children to have a speech delay if their parents are not reading to them or talking to them enough - but this situation was very different.
He has a speech delay and I will be working with him as a special instructor.
It is true that prolonged use of a dummy can have a variety of negative effects, such as potential speech delay and damage to teeth (even with orthodontic friendly products).