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Delayed speech or language development is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Autism.
For kids diagnosed with Autism, Delayed speech or language development is one of three symptoms related to Speech, Motor, and Milestones according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Speech, Motor, and Milestones among kids with Autism are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Delayed speech or language development
When parents mention Delayed speech or language development they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Sensory processing issues (high or low sensitivity)||Often||7 mentions|
|Sensitivity to sound (hyperacusis)||Often||6 mentions|
|Lack of social skills||Often||5 mentions|
|Limited (or lack of) social skills||Often||5 mentions|
|Not making eye contact||Often||5 mentions|
|Repetitive movement or behavior||Often||5 mentions|
|Difficulty learning||Often||4 mentions|
|Picky eating or aversion to foods / food sensations||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Rocking body back and forth||Sometimes||3 mentions|
|Developmental delays (behind on expected milestones)||Sometimes||2 mentions|
Characteristics of Delayed speech or language development
How common is Delayed speech or language development?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 30.02% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Delayed speech or language development.
Percentage of kids with Delayed speech or language development by year of age
This is based on a survey of 513 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Delayed speech or language development “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|