Warning Signs for Speech and/or Language Development Problems

Although children develop at different rates, most follow a general guideline ofdevelopmental norms. These guidelines are very general, and as a parent you know yourchild best. However, if you sense that there is a problem with your child’s speech and/orlanguage skills it is always wise to seek a professional opinion. Unfortunately, there is nouniversal age […]

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Early Morphological Development

Morphology is the aspect of language concerned with the rules governing change in wordmeaning. Morphological development is analyzed by computing a child’s Mean Lengthof Utterance (MLU). Usually, a sample of 50 to 100 utterances is analyzed to drawconclusions about the child’s overall production. Each word a child produces is brokendown into morphemes. A morpheme is

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Developmental Apraxia of Speech

Developmental apraxia of speech (DAS) is a childhood communication disorder that involves thedifficulty or inability to voluntarily complete the motor movements required for the productionof speech. This may involve coordinating and planning the movements of the tongue, lips, jaw,and palate that are necessary for speech intelligibility. DAS is usually more common in boysthan girls and

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