Do kids with ADHD take longer to speak?
Another speech issue connected with ADHD is speaking too quickly. This will sound almost as if the child’s speech is slurred. This can be due to the cognitive impulsivity related to ADHD. It can be addressed in a psychotherapy session or a speech session by having the child draw slow, wavy lines as the child speaks.
Is it normal for a 4 year old not to talk?
In reality, there are a wide range of reasons a child may talk later, ranging from working through a developmental stage at their own pace to physical issues such as hearing loss. Population studies have proven that only a small percentage of children who are late-talkers have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
What to do if you think your child has a speech problem?
If you think your child is exhibiting any of these warnings signs of speech disorder, it’s important to seek the advice of a pediatrician or speech language therapist. Early intervention is the key to prevention and elimination of a speech disorder at any age.