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.