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Not mimicking or imitating sounds

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Not mimicking or imitating sounds is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Speech delays.

For kids diagnosed with Speech delays, Not mimicking or imitating sounds 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:

  1. Making noises rather than using words
  2. Non-verbal (not able to use words)
  3. Pointing instead of talking
  4. Prefers hand gestures instead of talking

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Not mimicking or imitating sounds

When parents mention Not mimicking or imitating sounds they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Not responding to nameOften1 mention

Characteristics of Not mimicking or imitating sounds

How common is Not mimicking or imitating sounds?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 14.63% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Not mimicking or imitating sounds.

Percentage of kids with Not mimicking or imitating sounds by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 574 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Not mimicking or imitating sounds “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

4%

24 mentions
Severe

3%

16 mentions
Moderate

8%

44 mentions
Mild

11%

62 mentions
Not at All

75%

427 mentions

Discussion of Not mimicking or imitating sounds

What was your approach to Not mimicking or imitating sounds? What were the results?

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