Is Your Child Talking Late or Is it Autism?

Do you have a late talking child? A child talking late could signal several things, a speech delay, autism, ADHD, or other developmental or speech problems.
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A toddler talking late can be scary for any parent. In today’s video I’m covering the difference between a late talker vs. autism. Speech development in children who are developing typically tend to show some similarities in how much speech they know at certain ages. Most toddlers are saying about 20 words by 18 months and 50 or more words by the time they turn two. But speech development in toddlers that have developmental delays, a speech delay, or autism show that sometimes they end being completely non-vocal or don’t use language fluently.

While delays in speech and babbling can be normal, there are several accompanying factors you want to consider before stressing out about whether your child might have autism. However, whether it’s a speech delay, ADHD, autism, or late talking, you should know the milestones, you should assess your child, and you should have a plan in place to help your child or client catch up. Developing speech in toddlers when they are older can be much more difficult than when they are young. So as soon as you see late talking or some of the other signs of autism I cover in today’s video, act, and don’t wait.

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Dr. Mary Barbera. I fell into the autism world as an autism mom in 1999 when her first-born son, Lucas, was diagnosed with autism. Since then, she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and best-selling author of The Verbal Behavior Approach. Since 2015, she’s created 3 autism online courses based on applied behavior analysis for professionals and “gung-ho” parents. Whether you’re looking for autism parenting strategies, working with development delays in children, or in search of autism help for professionals, I can encourage you to subscribe to the channel and join me on my journey. I’ll be providing weekly autism resources that you don’t want to miss.

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