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Why doesn't my two-and-a-half-years old daughter talk?

Q: My two and a half years old daughter is suffering from Down's syndrome. She has recently started walking with support, but has not yet started speaking. Why is it so?

A:Babies with Down's syndrome have delayed development .They develop skills like walking and talking late and need a great deal of stimulation. If she understands and responds to verbal commands she will learn to speak. You need to speak to her and teach her to speak. Getting the help of a speech therapist would be useful.

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