Speech Disorder : Language Delay

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LANGUAGE DELAY IN TODDLERS.
Language delay in toddlers should by no means be confused with speech disorder or language disorder. Speech disorder is when one’s child is incapable of sounds pronunciation in words. Different letters have unique ways in which they sound and a child with speech disorder finds it almost impossible to achieve communication by speech as their speech is next to impossible to understand.
In language delay, the child in question usually struggles with the following; saying their first words be it as simple as ‘mama’, learning their first words which is usually a product of what they have heard over a long period of time, combining two or three words to form a simple sentence in a bid to communicate, building their vocabulary and eventually understanding what some words mean like ‘come’ or even sentences and instructions. When the speech delay does not seem to go away or get better then this could be a language disorder.
SOME OF THE CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LANGUAGE DELAY IN CHILDREN.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
This is a condition that affects the brain of a child and it has some genetic links associated with it. For a child with this disorder, the brain usually fails to develop in the normal typical way. A child with this disorder displays the following characteristics;
Repetitive behaviors: there can be a certain specific behavior or activity that the child will often engage in. A good example is switching the lights on and off continually or even…
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