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My doughter is 3 years turning 4 in november, dr. says she has a mild autism, physical and occupational skills are leved for her age, but she has a severe speech delay, only like 5 words in her vocabulary, I want to know if later on would she be able to develop speech?

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Asked by Elena2005 at 2:06 AM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • So your doctor says that because she has a speech delay, that she has autism? I hardly think your doctor knows wtf he/she is talking about. You need to get your child speech therapy immediately, and start working with her at home. She can and will talk. But it's going to take a lot of intensive therapy from a therapist and you as well. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Ditto

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Well, there are at least two people who need to work on their reading comprehension. NO WHERE did she say that the doctor said the kid had autism just because of a speech delay.

    And for your information, if you bothered to read her other post, the kid is already in speech therapy. If it is Autism, then she may not ever talk, so for you to say she "will talk" is just stupid. You don't know that and you can't know that.

    For your information, a 3 year old not talking is very likely to be autistic. That whole "they'll catch up" thing is BULL SHIT most of the time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

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