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#1 of 4 Old 05-22-2008, 09:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD1 has started an early intervention program. She is almost 3.5 but her speech is that of a 2yr old. she has trouble putting sentences together. I'm asking because she had all of her vax's up til age 2. She also had elevated lead levels from 1-2yrs of age. I know the lead levels could have something to do with it too.

DD2 has had no vax's and won't be getting any.

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Vaccines can and do cause neurological problems.

Speech delay or stammering, ticks, etc. can be due to neurological problems.


I also have to tell you that I have a completely vaccine free grandson who barely sayed more than 10 words by age 3. But he understood everything. For some reason he just did not speak.

Suddenly he started talking in sentences and by age 3 and 1/2 he was talking at least as well as most 3 year old. His speech is far advanced now and at age 4 is starting to teach himself to read. We can hardly believe it.

I just wanted to tell you because children just mature in different areas at different times.
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I've been thinking about this and yes, I personally suspect vaccines, not necessarily in all cases though. Because speech delay seems to be much more common now than it used to be and I also see it kind of "lumped in" with autism (autism, speech delay, PDD-NOS, etc).

That's just my non-scientific observances, tho

I hope your daughter does well in the program.

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That's the thing, she has a nice size vocabulary, and she understands a lot. She recognizes words. She scored on the level of a 5yr old for that part of the evaluation.
She just has trouble putting those words into sentences.

I guess I'll never really know. Thanks for your responses.

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