Your child acquires language correctly?

Written by: Dra. Gemma Garmendia Merino
Edited by: Top Doctors®

A child begins to talk about the one or two years old. The first words appear between 12 and 18 months. If to reach 2 years have not produced those first words, or three years to reach the child has not begun doing them together simple sentences this is a language disorder or delay.

As the child grows progressively introduces a specific development of the characteristics that make up spoken language. Each age certain structures, both phonological and semantic, morphosyntactic and pragmatic is reatribuyen. That is, children are gradually acquiring the sounds, words and later the formation own phrases with the same syntax.

In general, we can speak of a language disorder or delay in language acquisition. Language disorder is considered when there is a gap of at least twelve months following acquisition of the. We speak language delay when this period is about 6 months.


When should I see?

Early diagnosis is important. When we observe that our son does not communicate similarly to children of the same age should consult with professionals. This can be seen from the earliest age. If a baby does not communicate via the look to stimuli, no laughs, no sound playing with him, we can sense that something is wrong. In these cases, the first thing to do is to discard is a hearing loss (deafness) that is influencing language acquisition. That is, no waiting at the age of 2 or 3 years when the problem is already established and have lost important stages of child communication.


Treatment of disorders and language delays

There are different work areas susceptible to treatment by age of child. Depending on the detected changes, different treatment programs are designed for each patient.

It is very important work with parents and with school. Parents need to be informed and teach them to work with us on the same line, so that the work done in consultation be extended in everyday life under the same guidelines.

The school must also tell them that the diagnosis has been reached and the treatment being applied so that the child will not be penalized for this problem to a difficulty both in understanding and expression.

Language disorders solution do you have?

Generally language delays are solved easily. Severe disorders are the most problematic language. These, detected early, will evolve in a more satisfactory way, although the degree of improvement depends on the severity of the. Consider that early mental plasticity is high and the learning capacity is very large.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Gemma Garmendia Merino
Speech therapy

Speech Specialist, Dr. Garmendia Merino 's Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza, we perform MIR on his specialty in Gipuzkoa Donostia Hospital. In addition, in 1992 he won the Graduate Speech in 2007 also specialize in Outpatient and Ambulatory Artificial Nutrition UNED. Professional various clinics and hospitals in Navarra and the Basque Country, has made ​​many publications in journals and books and lectures nationally and internationally. Currently combines his professional work and responsible for Unit Foniatria and oropharyngeal dysphagia Donostia Hospital Chiron Teaching with teaching at the Universidad del Pais Vasco.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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