What causes late talkers? While developmental and physical delays (such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, or childhood apraxia) are factors in communication disorders, the cause of late talking in children developing normally in other
What causes late talkers?
While developmental and physical delays (such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, or childhood apraxia) are factors in communication disorders, the cause of late talking in children developing normally in other areas is yet to be agreed upon by experts.
What is the difference between a late talker and a language disorder?
While speech and language are two independent development stages, they often overlap. For example, a child with a speech delay might use words and phrases to express ideas but be difficult to understand. Conversely, a child with a language delay might pronounce words well but only be able to put two words together.
What is delayed language disorder?
A language delay is a type of communication disorder. Your child may have a language delay if they don’t meet the language developmental milestones for their age. Their language abilities may be developing at a slower rate than most children’s. They may have trouble expressing themselves or understanding others.
At what age should you worry if your child isn’t talking?
If you’re concerned about your child’s speech and language development, there are some things to watch for. An infant who isn’t responding to a sound or who isn’t vocalizing by six to nine months of age is a particular concern.
Can language delay be cured?
Simple speech delays are sometimes temporary. They may resolve on their own or with a little extra help from family. It’s important to encourage your child to “talk” to you with gestures or sounds and for you to spend lots of time playing with, reading to, and talking with your infant or toddler.
Should I be worried if my 2 year old is not talking yet?
You may notice that your child’s development goes at its own unique pace. And that’s OK — at least most of the time. Still, if you’re worried that your 2-year-old isn’t talking as much as their peers, or that they’re still babbling versus saying actual words, it’s a valid concern.