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Delay in acquiring language milestone - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   My son 10 months old
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   has not started with talking some minimal words
User :   unlike my daughter
User :   My daughter at that used to talk some words
Doctor :   OK
User :   When do the kids start talking?
Doctor :   Babies start cooing since 6 months
Doctor :   Mono syllable like ma or ba etc
Doctor :   And bi syllable s like baba papa mama by 9 months
User :   he is not doing that
Doctor :   Ok , is he able to sit without support
User :   He has started now
User :   He is trying to stand with object support
Doctor :   Does he respond to sounds?
User :   yes
User :   He crowls very fast
Doctor :   Does he produce any sort of sounds ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Does the voice seem normal ?
User :   Yes very much
Doctor :   good, may i know the birth weight of the baby and whether he cried immediately after birth?
User :   He was 2.7 kgs and he cried after birth
Doctor :   Does his tongue and other structures in mouth appear normal ?
Doctor :   then its absolutely normal,
User :   Looks to be normal, but I used to notice earlier that it used to be lot lenghty
User :   I mean not too lengthy
User :   Unlike my daughters
User :   He produces lots of saliva while playing
Doctor :   the tongue will be lengthy in early times in some kids, that's normal
Doctor :   yes, producing excess saliva is related to lengthy tongue but its not abnormal or affect speech
User :   Could it be hereditory? My mother tells me that I started talking late
Doctor :   You can wait til 12 months , some kids have constitutional delay in developing speech milestones which could also be a familial problem
Doctor :   yes, it could be hereditary
Doctor :   proper training would suffice
User :   No tests suggested?
Doctor :   only physical examination of the throat will be help ful
Doctor :   no other tests are employed
User :   Should I approach ENT for this?
Doctor :   Yes, that's better
User :   Ok, hanks u doctoer
Doctor :   getting his throat examined will rule out any structural abnormality
User :   Ok
Doctor :   But i consider its normal and the baby will pick up
User :   k
Doctor :   proper training is enough
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No thats all
User :   THanks u
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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