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Gender, genes play important role in delayed language development

Boys are at greater risk for delayed language development than girls according to a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. The researchers also found that reading and writing difficulties in the family gave an increased risk. The researchers of this study believe that children with delayed language development must be identified as early as possible. Parents, health care workers and child care staff should be aware of the language development of children and encourage an enabling language environment, in some cases with specially adapted measures.
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