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Speech and language delay in children.

  title={Speech and language delay in children.},
  author={Maura Mclaughlin},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={83 10},
  • M. Mclaughlin
  • Published 15 May 2011
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
Speech and language delay in children is associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention, and socialization. Although physicians should be alert to parental concerns and to whether children are meeting expected developmental milestones, there currently is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine use of formal screening instruments in primary care to detect speech and language delay. In children not meeting the expected milestones for speech and language, a… 

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