Language Delay

Language delay is characterized by the inability to meet age-specific language abilities. It may be a combination of cognitive, speech, and hearing difficulties. The symptoms include not being able to manifest the following: babble and say “mama” or “dada” by 15 months, talk in short sentences by 3 years old, and narrate a simple story by 5 years old. The inability to develop speech at the expected rate may be due to hearing impairment, intellectual disability, autism, psychosocial deprivation, and other pertinent factors.