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Slow learner in speaking

My son is 3years old and doesn't speak as much as other kids do.His all activities are very normal,he is an active boy,goes to play school. He speaks lesser than other kids of his age. Sometimes he catches word easily and rapidly but sometimes he doesn't.. He speaks few words but not sentences. I am in worry that when he will start properly speaking. Is this normal? Please suggest what should i do?
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Govind Ramchandra Rajopadhye Pune | Speech Therapist
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Every Child follows more or less similar speech and language pattern at specific age. Even though other milestones are achieved age appropriately, there are n number of reasons due to which child shows delayed speech and language. That's why It is better to consult speech pathologist because after specific age, it is very difficult to bring any child in mainstream. Speech pathologist will tell you present status of your child and if needed then guide you to develop his/her speech and language skills.
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Natasha Chahande Pune | Audiologist
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Normally children develop speech and language skills in a specific pattern with age, which we call as developmental milestones. These milestones determine what skills a child is expected to attain at a particular age. Of course, every child is unique and shows different characteristics, hence we consider a wide age rage. The fact that you are concerned about his speech and language skills indicates that there is a problem. Because the innermost feelings that a parent has about their child is always right and should never be ignored. But to to understand how much it is and what is the best possible course of action you should take the professional opinion of a Speech Language Therapist. He/she will be able to map the development of the child and will also conduct sessions with you and the child.
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