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Old 08-22-2012
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Default Father concerned about his daughter language skills

A 4-year-old girl is brought to the pediatrician for evaluation because her father is concerned that the childís language skills are not at the same level his other children displayed at the same age. The girl responds to simple directions, follows simple commands, and understands pronouns. She also uses utterances, imitates sounds, refers to herself by name, and appears to know about 100 words. She does not exhibit other higher order language skills. With regard to her fatherís concerns about his daughterís language skills, what should you tell him?

a) Her expressive skills are intact but receptive language is impaired
b) Her language skills are progressing as expected
c) Her language skills are seriously impaired and warrant further evaluation
d) Her language skills are within 1 year of her expected level
e) Her receptive language skills are intact but expressive skills are impaired

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ok, no one replied. so I'm posting the correct answer for 'future generations'

The answer is c) Her language skills are seriously impaired and warrant further evaluation

This childís language skills are consistent with a two-word message stage often seen in children between the ages of 12 and 24 months. She can respond to simple directions, follow action commands, understand pronouns, use two-word utterances, imitate sounds, refer to herself by name, and appears to know about 100 words. Further evaluation is clearly indicated because this child does not exhibit higher order language skills expected of a 4-year-old.
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