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Autism
Autism
Autism is perhaps the most common pervasive developmental disorder. This article discusses how autism affects verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as where to…...
Brain Injury
Brain Injury
If a brain injury involves the area of the brain that controls speech and language, speech difficulties and disorders may result. This article briefly discusses some…...
Cancer as a Cause of Speech Disorder
Cancer as a Cause of Speech Disorder
Cancers of the head and neck are serious, and often both the symptoms and treatments impede an individual's verbal speech....
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that results from a brain injury that was sustained either before, during or very shortly after an individual’s birth and often…...
Child Abuse and Speech Disorders
Child Abuse and Speech Disorders
Child abuse can take many forms, including emotional abuse. This article discusses types of emotional abuse, emotional abuse and speech disorders and how to find…...
Cleft Lip or Palate
Cleft Lip or Palate
Cleft lips and palates can cause significant obstacles to verbal speech. Because cleft lips and palates are not well understood by the general population, we have put…...
Dementia
Dementia
Dementia is not a specific disease, but instead is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that are caused by a variety of disorders and diseases in the brain.…...
Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse
Drug abuse, sometimes also called substance abuse, is a term used to describe the use of both legal and illegal drugs for non-therapeutic and/or non-medical purposes.…...
Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss
Hearing is critical to the development of speech and language skills. This article discusses types of hearing loss, degrees of hearing loss, augmentative and…...
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Disorders
Neurological disorders are disorders which affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. This article discusses three neurological disorders which affect speech –…...
Physical Impairments
Physical Impairments
Physical impairments can cause or exacerbate speech difficulties by leaving individuals physically unable to produce speech in a normal manner. This article briefly…...
Strokes
Strokes
A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is disrupted, usually by a blood clot, and cells of the brain die and are damaged. This article discusses some of the…...
Vocal Abuse or Misuse
Vocal Abuse or Misuse
This article discusses types of vocal abuse including dry air, air pollution, smoking, dehydration and loud speech. Information on protecting and preserving vocal…...
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