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Slow to start talking

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The picture shows results for three topics: difficulty calming down with a score of 78 (Slightly High), tantrums or metldowns with a score of 40 (Typical) and crying with a score of 8 (Low)

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Slow to start talking

When parents mention Slow to start talking they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
AnxietyOften1 mention

Characteristics of Slow to start talking

How common is Slow to start talking?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 24.62% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Slow to start talking.

Percentage of kids with Slow to start talking by year of age


This is based on a survey of 398 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Slow to start talking “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.


SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe


31 mentions


18 mentions


49 mentions


41 mentions
Not at All


258 mentions

Discussion of Slow to start talking

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