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Understanding Childhood Language Disorders

Understanding Childhood Language Disorders

What are the signs a child might have a speech or communication problem? World-leading authority on language disorders in children, Rhea Paul, explains why the sooner they get treatment, the better.

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What is your personal story behind your career and your interest in language and communication disorders and Autism?
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What are the signs and symptoms of a language or speech disorder in children?
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Can some speech and language problems in childhood resolve on their own with time?
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What is the best support for children with speech and language disorders? How long do they need interventions?
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In this day and age of tech, are there any new developments/apps to aid language disorder therapy?
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When speech and language are delayed in young children is it recommended to introduce alternative communication methods such as sign language? I guess the concern is that the child may become too reliant on sign and not be motivated to learn to speak.
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If a child is showing signs of speech and language delay is it advised for bilingual parents to focus on one language only with their child?
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Is stuttering a speech/language problem or can it be psychological in origin?
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What can parents do to encourage healthy language development in children?
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