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Toddler not talking
My Son is 22 months and still doesn't talks. As we live in a nuclear family we gave him gadgets to keep him busy. Can this be the reason? How should I help him to talk ?
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Dr. Kalpesh Onkar Patil
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Hi, thanks for your query. Delayed speech in babies may encounter on routine basis based on many factors such as family history, autism, tongue deformities or just tongue tie.etc.....playing with gadgets doesn't cause delayed speech. As babies keep listening n observing surrounding people n try to copy. They build their vocabulary. So I would like to suggest you to see pediatrician or pediatric surgeon for same. Regards Dr kalpesh patio,DR.KP'S CHERUBS CHILD CLINIC
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Mr. A.V Nautiyal
Neurofunctional Speech Therapist 8 yrs exp Delhi
Hello there As per Speech Language development comprises many factors such as social,emotional, biological,environment etc. So first consult Pediatrician and after that you can visit any well skilled  speech language pathologist for proper diagnostic Assessment and Rehabilitation. Thanks
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Mr. SLP Sanjay Kumar
Audiologist 13 yrs exp Bangalore
Please consult speech Language Pathologist for detail evaluation first. Children's speech and language development follows a typical pattern. For example at first birth day the normal children speak at least one meaningful word, at the age of 2 years they should able to combined two words and at the age of 3years expected to speak in sentences .The deviation in such pattern is considered as delayed speech and language. Mostly it is associated with Autism, hearing impairment, mental retardation, inadequate speech and language stimulation at home, cleft lip and palate, ADHD. Early professional help (Speech Language therapy) can be very much effective for developing the communication skills and achieving academic goal among such children.
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