developmental delays

Schacie - posted on 01/01/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is 3 yes old, and is not I speaking at the level a child her age should. She is just now learning how to say more words even though she has trouble pronoucing them. I feel its a start since she was only saying a couple of words to start. My question is does anyone know rather or not taking anti-epileptic medication during pregnancy can cause a child to have developmental delays?


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/01/2015




If your doctor feared the anti-epileptic medication could or would harm your unborn fetus, I would hope they would stop the medication.

If you are concerned about developmental delays, seek the opinion of your pediatrician where they can evaluate your daughters progress. In the meantime, talk with her a lot. Read to her constantly. Ask her if she wants milk or whatever and try to het her to use words instead of pointing or whatever she does. Don't speak for her. Let her talk.

Ev - posted on 01/01/2015




None of us are doctors here. What you need to do is to take her to her doctor and tell him or her your concerns and have evaluations of her speech done. Only then can you know the answer to your question. But under normal circumstances, there is an average time frame kids do learn to talk more at certain ages, but you can not go on that alone. Each child is unique in his or her own way and will talk when they are ready. My son could say larger or longer words with no problem but to put a few words in sentence form even at three it was hard for him. I learned what his garbled jargen was for things but at about 3.5 he did start to use more words and was understood. But if you are this concerned take her to be checked out and evaluated.

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