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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 2
First page : ( 90) Last page : ( 96)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2347-6206.2016.00014.5

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

Thakur Bhagyashree1,*, Pawar Ajinkya M.2, Gupta Pankaj2

1Assitant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

2Assitant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding author email id: drbhagyashreethakur@gmail.com

Online published on 3 December, 2016.

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.

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Keywords

Early intervention, Identification, Language delay, Paediatric dentist, Speech, Language, Clinical practice.

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