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When children are late in hitting developmental milestones, parents worry. And no delay causes more parental anxiety than late talking, which is associated in many parents' minds with such serious conditions as autism and severe intellectual disability. In fact, as children's speech expert Stephen Camarata points out in this enlightening book, children are late in beginning to talk for a wide variety of reasons. For some children, late talking may be a symptom of other, more serious problems; for many others, however, it may simply be a stage with no long-term complications.

Camarata describes in accessible language what science knows about the characteristics and causes of late talking. He explains that today's greater awareness of autism, as well as the expanded definition of autism as a "spectrum" of symptoms, has increased the chances that a late-talking child will be diagnosed - or misdiagnosed - with autism. But, he reminds us, late talking is only one of a constellation of autism symptoms.

Although all autistic children are late talkers, not all late-talking children are autistic. Camarata draws on more than 25 years of professional experience diagnosing and treating late talkers - and on his personal experience of being a late talker himself and having a late-talking son. Camarata offers parents valuable guidance on seeking treatment, advising them to get second and third opinions if necessary and warning them against false diagnoses, unqualified practitioners, and ineffective therapies. He provides information that will help parents navigate the maze of doctors, speech therapists, early childhood services, and special education; and he describes the effect that late talking may have on children's post-talking learning styles.

©2014 Massachusetts Institue of Technology (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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Repeating same idea and not much link to title

Narrator was alright but the book itself no. It started up as an idea that late talking children were misdiagnosed with autism and then it goes on talking about the harsh "treatments" and how this affected the children and keeps on repeating the same idea on and on and on. It may be ok for a book called "wrong diagnosed children" or "the cruel truth about treatments for autistic or late talking children", but very little relevance with the title after a very short time.

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Very Informative

Thank you sharing the knowledge. It's very helpful. The content is very applicable, useful if your child is a late talker.

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  • 05-05-20

good information but..

There is a lot of good information in this book but it seems a good portion of the book is him defending vaccines and attacking wakefield and those who choose not to vaccinate. If all of that was taken out I would say it's an excellent book. It discredits him when he repeatedly emphasizes vaccines don't have side effects (reading the package inserts from the manufacturer's states otherwise).

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  • Pradeep
  • 30-05-21

Waste of time and money

This book is taking emotionally vulnerable parents for a cheap ride. Essentially you will be investing your time and money to understand the author have no explanations or solutions to the problems he is discussing. All it says is, look at him, how great he is. Also the book says, you may find professionals who offer solutions to your child's problems and you may find it giving good results. However they are charlatans, only spend your valuable money to the systems representing his school of thoughts. Because he is the guardian angel wanting to ensure your money is rightly spend - which is give it to him.

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  • Justin Schneider
  • 28-06-18

A lot of repetition.

It could be summarized in the first hour and last hour of the audio book.

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  • uadw001
  • 31-03-17

Great information

Very helpful and a good resource for any parent of a late talking child. I would recommend if you have questions or anxiety.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-21

Must read

This is a must read for anyone with a late talking child. Very good listen.

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  • Ia
  • 23-08-21

A must read for ALL CAREGIVERS OF LATE TALKERS!

I don't know what luck made me discover this book! I recommend it to everyone! Whole new world opens up and all the dangers parents MUST be aware of, to be able to fully protect and help their child!

Thanks to the autor so much for writing this AWESOME book!

If you care about your child, you have to read it! It left ME speechless!

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  • A Mom
  • 16-05-21

Must read for every parent

Even if your child isn't late talking, this is a good book that shares insight on how you are the best advocate for your child. To make sure the right person is diagnosing your child. I'm so grateful to have found this book before the school district observes him. Now I know which questions to ask and to make sure I get a 2nd opinion on medical matters.

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  • Jose
  • 25-09-20

I have a late-talking boy - this is a great book

This book was very well narrated.

The content helped me with my late-talking child and helped me deal with my son and help him through very difficult times. There is so much jargon related to late talking, every parent needs this book to assist them in being an advocate for their late talker. You can't just put yourself in the hands of experts, you need to be advocate and pusher for their interests and needs.

I not only like this book, I appreciate the book, and I appreciate the work that Dr. Camarata accomplished for these children.

It made a difference for me and my family.

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  • MSD
  • 11-09-20

Informative

I learned so much listening to this. This is a great read for a parent with a late talker. Plenty of tips to help

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  • L. A. Monroe
  • 07-07-20

great book

I strongly recommend this book to each and every parent who has a child with speech delay. it's a great source of information and inspiration.