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Pointing instead of talking is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Speech delays.
For kids diagnosed with Speech delays, Pointing instead of talking 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:
Characteristics of Pointing instead of talking
How common is Pointing instead of talking?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 19.86% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Pointing instead of talking.
Percentage of kids with Pointing instead of talking by year of age
This is based on a survey of 579 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Pointing instead of talking “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|