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Making noises rather than using words is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Speech delays.
For kids diagnosed with Speech delays, Making noises rather than using words is one of four symptoms related to Alternate Communication according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Alternate Communication among kids with Speech delays are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Making noises rather than using words
When parents mention Making noises rather than using words they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Trouble forming words||Often||2 mentions|
|Difficulty with self-expression or communicating needs||Often||1 mention|
|Easily upset||Often||1 mention|
|Frequent crying||Often||1 mention|
|Not making eye contact||Often||1 mention|
Characteristics of Making noises rather than using words
How common is Making noises rather than using words?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 20.17% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Making noises rather than using words.
Percentage of kids with Making noises rather than using words by year of age
This is based on a survey of 575 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Making noises rather than using words “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|