By Cassie Hataway | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In 1928, the Speech, Language, And Hearing Clinic opened at Texas Tech and was the first free county speech clinic in the state. That program is even stronger today, especially with as many as 1 in 150 children in this country diagnosed with autism, a communication disorder.
In HealthWise at 5, Sherry Sancibrian, director of that clinic, said an early diagnosis means a better outlook for those patients. She shared some symptoms of the disorder, "You want to watch for children who seem like they can't hear & yet you know they can, or they're not talking, they're not putting two words together by age 2, if they have kind of odd play, they're not interested in pretend play. All of those are good reasons to ask your pediatrician, talk to someone, there may be a problem'".
If you would like more information, you contact Sherry at (806)743-5660, extension 232.
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