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Article published on Oct 14, 2003

Severe Speech Delay Requires Urgent Investigation

In our circle of friends and relatives, there is a three-year-old child who hasn’t started to talk yet. This child does not say da-da, ma-ma, or no-no, which are usually some of the first words. The child will cry, yell, or make complaining sounds. Is it too soon to be worried that this child may... Read More

Article published on Dec 10, 2002

It Is Important To Have Universal Hearing Screening For All Newborns

My son passed a hearing screening test shortly after he was born. The device that was used made a sound and he seemed to startle. Later, when I was concerned that he didn’t seem to respond much to sound, I was told that babies’ hearing cannot be tested before six months of age. My son... Read More