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i,41 ILJJQlgibufa Raflister'Moil, GolesbufQ, III. Tuesday, May 22, 1973 Club Installs Officers Oneida Senior Woman's Club installed new officers during the organization's annual luncheon last Friday lat the Oalesburg Holiday Inn. From left are Mrs. Royal Litchfield, Knox County Woman's Club president; Mrs. DeWayne Holmes, president; Mrs. Holland Blair, first vice president; Mrs. James Parade of Bands Set Wednesdav At ROVA High ONEIDA - The annual "Parade of Bands" will be held at ROVA High School May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The fifth grade band will lead off the program, followed by the sixth grade band. Students from Rio, Oneida, Victoria and Altoria grade schools participate in the combined bands. The ROVA jazz ensemble will play "Games People Play" an!l "Norwegian Woods." The junior high school band will follow the jazz group. The 53-member ROVA High School Band will round out. the program, presenting "March and Procession of Bacchus," "Geodyssey" and "Burlesque for Band." Haynes, second vice president and Miss Ruth Seiler, recording secretary. Officers not pictured include Mrs. Jessie Hagberg, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Robert Wikoff, treasurer, and Mrs. Lewis Salter, director. Fifty-eix members and guests attended the luncheon. tomb/Family Tivo-Year-Old Doesrit Talk Have it on hand For treatment of simple diarrhea. Helps bring soothing relief. Kaopectate* CLARK DRUG 1440 N.^Henderson , ^342-4169 By LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb—We have a small child, almost two years old, in placement, who appears to be in good physical health and mentally alert but has made no attempt in speaking. Do you have any suggestions on how to handle the situation? Dear Reader—Children often do not speak by the age of 2, in fact, in contacting some of my neurology colleagues, I am told that one should not become unduly concerned if a child d o e s n't talk until he reaches the age of 4 years. I am told pediatric neurologists see many children who are three years of age and haven't started talking yet. At the early age of 2 and 3, the important point is to be certain that the child does receive language properly, technically called receptive language ability. This means that you can tell that the child understands what is said. If the child is told to "wash your hands" there would be some response, or if he is told "don't do that" there would be a proper response. There should be definite evidence that vocal commands are heard and understood. If this is true, the important approach is to relax and not bug the child. Just leave the child alone and let him or her play with other children of the same age and don't push him. In time the child will start speaking normally. Rule Out Deafness MILLERS' MUTUAL Golden TONY LISCHWE 411 Bank of Galeiburg Building Auto V Insurance is for safe drivers; who don't mind paying a little less. PHONE 343-1165 MILLERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE til** r * ASSN. OF ILLINOIS AUTO* HOME BUSINESS The one common problem that is important to rule out is deafness. If the child shows receptivity of language and fol lows commands, then the child is not deaf. If there is no response to verbal commands than the possibility remains that the problem is really deafness. It is sometimes difficult to diagnose deafness in a young child. One measure is to take an EEG (electroencephologram or brain wave) and then observe any changes that occur when a loud noise is made to startle the child. If the child does not notice the hoice, there is the possibility that he never heard it. If the brain wave shows a response then the hearing is probably intact There are other sophisticated tests that neurologists use to find out if a child is deaf. Rarely there are other problems within the brain in receiving language and one must ba certain that.the child understands language as opposed to just hearing noise. But if there is no evidence of deafness, and particularly if receptive language is present, you don't have much to worry about. Mechanical Problem? In extremely rare instances, a child may be born with some defect of the vocal cords and has a mechanical problem in speaking. After age 4 or certainly by age 5, if the child does not start speaking a very extensive neurological examination needs to be carried out. But let me repeat again that for children below 4 years of age who have not started speaking but are bright and normal in other respects and demonstrate language receptivity, the best thing is to stop worrying about it and let the child develop normally. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY WILL BE CLOSED Monday, MAY 28th In Observance of Memorial Day IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 342-1141 [JP IT'S OUR BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU BETTER ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY 292 E. 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