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1,281 Possible Causes for Delayed Speech Development

  • Otitis Media

    speech development Symptoms of OME may resemble other conditions or medical problems.[] Hearing loss, especially in children, may impair learning capacity and even delay speech development.[] Furthermore, it can lead via repeated middle ear infections in infancy to hearing loss and thus to delayed speech development.[]

  • SHORT Syndrome

    We describe a boy with the manifestations of the SHORT syndrome: lipoatrophy, delayed speech development, minor facial anomalies, clinodactyly, and short stature.[] […] in speech development and in dental eruption.[] Mild cognitive disorders have been described as well as delayed speech development can occur in childhood [ 1 – 3 , 5 , 6 ].[]

  • Pallister W Syndrome

    speech development or no speech Abnormal skin pigmentation (see photos) Repetitive behaviors (stereotypy) Difficulties with walking Feeding difficulties Impaired vision Hearing[] Hearing loss, lack of speech development Issues related to the face and skull: Sparse scalp hair, eyebrows and eyelashes Coarse facial features Large forehead Pronounced[] Mental retardation and difficulties with speech development often occur as well. In rare cases, affected children may experience hearing loss.[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 3

    At this time, developmental abnormalities begin to manifest in the form of delayed speech development or autistic behaviour patterns.[] At diagnosis, speech development is generally much more delayed than motor development.[] After a period of normal development, phase 1 is marked by an early childhood presentation of speech and psychomotor delays with or without behavioral problems.[]

  • Mental Retardation

    In addition to eye abnormalities, affected individuals may also have neurological abnormalities including diminished muscle tone (hypotonia), delays in speech development,[] Children who are moderately retarded show noticeable delays in developing speech and motor skills.[] Delays in speech development are common and may become more obvious when contrasted with the speech development of a sibling.[]

  • MELAS Syndrome

    Medical records showed that significantly more often than controls, carriers had delayed motor or speech development and reading or learning problems.[]

  • Congenital Deafness

    This results in delayed speech/language development, social problems and academic difficulties.[] Parental concerns about possible hearing loss or observed delays in speech development require auditory screening in any child.[] If they have a hearing loss that is undetected and untreated, they can miss much of the speech and language around them.[]

  • Down Syndrome

    Special education and training is offered in most communities for children with delays in mental development. Speech therapy may help improve language skills.[] There can be language development delay both from hearing impairment and speech delay.[] Delayed development and behavioral problems are often reported in children with Down syndrome .[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 2

    The parents and the pediatrician had agreed to delay subspecialty referral until the effect of restored hearing on the boy’s speech development could be assessed.[] A 2½-year-old boy whose course was being followed for speech delay and mild motor delay came in for a well visit.[] His motor development milestones had been late-normal, with sitting beginning at 8 months and walking at 16 months.[]

  • Histidinemia

    R. (1969) ‘The simultaneous occurrence of histidinemia and congenital hypo- Gordon, N. (1970) ‘Delayed speech and histidinaemia.’ Develop. Med.[]

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