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SPEECH. A formal discourse in public.
     2. The liberty of speech is guaranteed to members of the legislature, to counsel in court in debate.
     3. The reduction of a speech to writing and its publication is a libel, if the matter contained in it is libelous; and the repetition of it upon occasions not warranted by law, when the matter is slanderous, will be slander and. tho character of the speaker will be no protection to him from an action. 1 M. & S. 273; 1 Esp. C. 226 Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. See Debate; Liberty of speech.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We may one day be able to help diagnose, guide, and monitor treatment of children with delayed speech."
As a result, hundreds of babies suffered from poor muscle control, delayed speech development, and slowed growth.
Experts use phrases such as developmental language disorder, delayed speech, impaired language, motor disorder, and idiopathic (no known cause) speech and language disorders to describe a variety of speech and language difficulties in children.
He has delayed speech. For a time, he was prone to self-injury.
The singer added that at the time Mia had delayed speech, but the couple weren't concerned as her older brother Jay had been slow to speak.
The first thing is to know about the condition and handle the affected children from a point of knowledge.Autism is highly subjective but some of the ways it manifests itself range from a combination of hearing problems, delayed speech development, impaired socio-communicative interaction with a limited ability to recognise the feelings of others, lower to heightened intellectual ability and repetitive obsessional behaviour in interests and activities.
Only 16 (23.5%) children directly reported to otolaryngologist for hearing and speech problem, while remaining 52 (76.4%) children referred by paediatrician for hearing evaluation and for delayed speech development.
The objective of this research was to conduct an investigation of the ABR among children with delayed speech disorder with unknown causes and to compare the findings with those in age- and gender-matched children with normal speech ability.
At 18 months, while children with delayed speech skills point, gesture, or use facial expressions to make up for lack of talking, children with ASD might make such attempts to compensate for delayed speech or might limit speech to parroting what is heard on TV or what she just heard.
It was found that children with delayed speech were less likely to respond to verbal interactions, especially with their mother.5 If children show normal communication development they are likely to become confident speakers and this provides a ground for a happy, fulfilling and successful life.6
He also suffers from delayed speech and psychomotor development.
Doctors warned the condition could cause high brain pressure, problems with vision and delayed speech - but that the solution was to break her skull into pieces.