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What is a language delay?

A language delay means a child is developing language skills in the usual sequence, but more slowly than other children the same age. This is one of the most common developmental problems in children, with about 5% to 10% of pre-school kids having a speech or language delay. Because it's hard to tell the difference between a temporary delay and a speech or language disorder, it's critical to talk to your pediatrician if you think your child is falling behind when it comes to speech or language. Your pediatrician can help you understand what's normal for your child's age, and check for any problems that may be holding your child back. If a hearing disorder or other problem is the cause, early treatment can help your child avoid other learning delays and get back on track.

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