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Health Tip: Delayed Speech in Children

Some common causes

(HealthDay News) -- Children who are slow to talk as much as others the same age may be affected by a problem called speech delay. Some children simply grow out of this problem, while others may require treatment.

Here's a list of common reasons for speech delay, provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians:

  • Hearing loss.
  • Overall delayed development.
  • Mental retardation.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Insufficient time spent talking with adults.
  • Having a twin.
  • Having autism.
  • Not wanting to talk.
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