Paediatric Dentist: The Difference Maker for Children Suffering from Speech and Language Delay

Authors

  • Bhagyashree Thakur
  • Ajinkya M. Pawar
  • Pankaj Gupta

Abstract

Child’s overall development and cognitive ability depend on the speech and language development. A speech and language delay is usually associated with increased difficulty with reading, writing, attention and socialisation. The knowledge of delay in the speech and language development may help in intervention and assistance to the child at a young age, when the chances of improving the developments are more acceptable. This includes a variety of tests for the child, which needs to be integrated with the routine clinical practice to improve and help the child to overcome the developmental delay of language and speech. The paediatric dentist can play a vital role in this development by his/her skill all of which is aimed to the well-being of the child. This review highlights on the treatment integrations of paediatric dentists, which can help the child suffering from speech and language delay.


KEYWORDS: Early intervention, Identification, Language delay, Paediatric dentist, Speech, Language, Clinical practice

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2016-12-07

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