( JIPMER and Trivendaram study)
In India, Autism has increased to 8/1000 children. and such Autistic child have often speech delay and speech therapy is not a option for such children.
Auditory stimulation (like anklets of mothers are missing and joint families are converting to nuclear family and lullabies from grand parents are missing) has become less.
Increased screen time has influence on speech development.
Speech is the motor act of communicating by articulating verbal expression.
Language is a system of symbols that individuals use for communication based on their culture.
Communication of ideas, information, thoughts and feelings between senders and receivers.
It could be verbal or non verbal.
Facial expression/ gesture/ postures/ eye contact/ head & body movement does not require speech or language.