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my 3 yr old speaks few words; is this a sign of autism

In Topics: Speech and language issues
> 60 days ago

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ChildSpeechLanguage
Aug 12, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Even though speaking few words may or may not be a sign of autism, we highly recommend having your child evaluated by a pediatrician and a licensed speech-language pathologist.  This is especially true if your child has not received a speech, language, and hearing screening.  

A three year old who speaks few words may (or may not) have a speech/language delay, a hearing disorder, or a variety of other issues.  Or, your child may not have any disorder or developmental delay at all.  Because offering a diagnosis online isn't possible through this forum, we again strongly recommend to have your child seen in person by professionals so that you may have a better idea of why your child speaks few words.

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