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July 16, 2006

Late Talking Children - Parents Not to Blame

An Australian study of 1,766 children found that parents are not to blame for late talkers. Of the children studied, 13 percent of 2 year-olds began talking late.

"Some people have wrongly believed that delayed language development could be due to a child not being spoken to enough or because of some other inadequacy in the family environment," said Taylor.

"What we also know from this study is that most children who are late talkers do in fact fall into the normal range of language development by the time they are seven years old."

Late-talking toddlers not unusual

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