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July 4th, 2011
12:50 PM ET

New study may calm fears for parents concerned about kids' language delays

Research published today in the journal Pediatrics finds that most children who are late talkers – which means by 18 to 20 months they are speaking fewer than 10 words, or by 24 to 30 months they are speaking fewer than 50 words and/or are unable to form two word combos – usually catch up with their language skills when they start school.

This news may come as a relief to many parents who worry that language delays may lead to future problems for their children.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent, joins American Morning today to explain the research and what it means for your child's development.

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