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What causes the ability to speak only few words at the age of 6?

A friends son iis 6 nad nnot speaking. despite going to speech therapy, the child only speaks some words and not in complete sentences. Yet he mimics the actions of others well including his older sister. Is there a riisk of autism here or some other learning impairment?
Fri, 5 Aug 2016
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Hi,
Thanks for writing to Healthcare magic.
I hope this child has under gone hearing test, and a proper development assessment test by a Pediatric development specialist?
If not its imperative that he does undergo it.
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