Physical disabilities

Weakness in the mouth and palate can affect a child’s ability to speak. A child’s ability to speak can also be affected by the unusually small gap that holds the tongue in the lower mouth. These physical problems are often recognized by a pediatrician before they begin The child speaks, and in some cases these cases can be missed from a young age until the child’s exposure to the dentist begins.[1]

verbal problems in the mouth

Most children suffer from difficulty speaking due to the presence of problems in the areas of the brain responsible for speech, which makes it difficult for the child to coordinate the lips, tongue and jaw to produce sounds, and it is possible for these children to suffer with other problems related to the mouth, such as feeding difficulties,[2] Where this problem centers on the occurrence of speech impairment in children, and the child may have problems controlling the muscles and parts of the body that are used to speak, and these problems may exist on their own or alongside other movement difficulties such as eating problems.[1]

Intellectual disability and psychological issues

A variety of intellectual disabilities can cause a child to delay speaking and speaking, examples of these disabilities are dyslexia and other learning difficulties, and in some cases many psychological and social issues cause speech delays in children, for example severe neglect can lead The child has problems with language development.[3]

Hearing problems

Hearing problems are usually associated with a child’s speech delay, so a hearing test must be taken by audiologists if there is any doubt about the child’s inability to speak. The child is unable to master and understand the specific words and thus prevents him from imitating the words and using the language fluently or correctly.[1]

ear infection

Ear infections, especially chronic infections, can affect a child’s ability to hear, although minor injuries to the ear that have been treated should not affect speech, and as long as there is normal hearing in at least one ear, speech and language should develop normally.[2]

Other causes of delayed speech

Among the other reasons that are considered the most common in the delay of speech and pronunciation in a child:[4]

  • slow development.
  • Mental retardation.
  • Social deprivation where the child does not spend enough time talking to others.
  • autism;
  • Being a twin.
  • Cerebral Palsy.

the reviewer

  1. ^ APT Maureen Ryan (14-4-2017), “Causes of Toddler Speech Delays”,, Retrieved 11-6-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ AP Kelly L. Komisaruk, “Delayed Speech or Language Development”,, Retrieved 11-6-2018. Edited.
  3. ↑ MaryAnn DePietro (10-12-2106), “Language Delay”,, Retrieved 11-6-2018. Edited.
  4. ↑ “Speech and Language Delay”,, 27-2-2018, Retrieved 11-6-2018. Edited.

Reasons for delayed speech in children

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