Delayed speech development in children
The delay in speech development, abbreviated as RRDS, represents a later mastery of oral speech skills by children under 3 years of age compared to the average age norm. The delay in speech development can be qualitative or quantitative, it is expressed in the insufficient development of the vocabulary and in the lack of expressive conversation, and may also be the absence of phrasal speech in a child of 2 years. If the baby does not speak coherently and more or less understandably by the age of 3, his speech development is delayed.
Children with a delay in speech development must necessarily be consulted by a pediatric neurologist and pediatric otolaryngologist, as well as a speech therapist and psychologist. However, the latter is not necessary and is done only by necessity. In some cases, a medical examination and diagnosis are necessary. Further, corrective work is carried out aimed at eliminating the delay in speech development. This must necessarily include psychological and pedagogical, and if necessary, medical assistance.
From year to year, the problem associated with delayed speech development in children is gaining relevance. Modern parents are conditionally divided into 2 subgroups. As for the first, for them the delay in the development of speech is comparable in scale to a real natural disaster. Moms and dads fall into despondency and despair when it turns out that their child could not remember the nursery rhyme, or did not pronounce certain sounds correctly.
The second category of parents, on the contrary, turns to specialists for help only when it is already, unfortunately, impossible to fully rehabilitate the baby, that is, it has become too late. Doctors try to calm very worried and worried parents.
The point is that the children’s delay in speech development, as such, does not have a very clear definition, therefore, even when your baby speaks a little less number of words than children of a certain age category should be, this is not a reason to worry. The lack of conversation, even in “children’s language”, may well be nothing more than an individual feature, a special aspect of the development of the child. A little later, he will catch up with peers without problems, and in the future he may even overtake them.
In addition, some boys begin to talk a little later than the girls. However, when alarming symptoms appear that indicate a delay in the speech development of a child whose age is more than one and a half years, you still need to contact the appropriate specialist. It should be borne in mind that there are factors in which there is a serious risk of developmental disabilities among children.
At first glance, the innocuous stamps of viruses, while in a hidden form, can negatively reflect on children’s development, they will serve as an impetus for the lag of speech and mental development.