In today’s webisode, a pediatric speech and language pathologist explains what may cause delayed speech in twins. For more on speech development in twins, read this blog.
In This Video You Will Learn:
- Possible causes of speech delay in twins
- What is “twin talk”
- When to seek help from a professional
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innovation to maximize your child’s potential. Now your host, here’s Robyn.
Robyn: Hello and welcome to Pediatric Therapy TV. I’m your host, Robyn
Ackerman, and today I’m standing here with Speech and Language
Pathologist, Tanya Lotzof. Tanya, can you tell us are twins more
prone to delayed speech?
Tanya: Robyn, that’s a great question, and I think the most important
things to consider are the possible causes for speech and
language delays in twins.
Let’s start off with perinatal factors. Prematurity is common
among twins as is low birth weight. Then there are environmental
factors. Oftentimes there’s less one-on-one interaction with
twins. There’s also something called twin talk, which is a
language that twins often use between each other that they can
understand but other people can’t understand. And then there’s
oftentimes where one twin will talk more than the other twin,
and that can put them at a greater risk.
So if you are concerned, it’s important to seek guidance form a
licensed speech language pathologist and see what’s really going
Robyn: All right. Thank you so much for those answers.
Robyn: And thank you to our viewers and remember, keep on blossoming.
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