Developmental language disorder

Differential diagnosis
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By Rita Panoscha MD

The following should be considered in the differential diagnosis: hearing impairment, disordered speech sound production (eg, verbal apraxia), mental retardation, elective mutism, autism, Landau-Kleffner syndrome, and neurodegenerative disorders.

In This Article

Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
References cited
Contributors