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All About the Voice Disorder Spasmodic Dysphonia
All About the Voice Disorder Spasmodic Dysphonia
Spasmodic dysphonia is a voice disorder that is caused by involuntary muscle movements in the vocal cords. This article offers some basic answers to frequently asked…...
Aphasia
Aphasia
Over 250,000 people in the United Kingdom suffer from aphasia, also known as dysphasia. This article offers basic answers to some frequently asked questions about…...
Apraxia of Speech
Apraxia of Speech
Apraxia of speech, sometimes also called dyspraxia, leaves individuals unable to consistently and correctly say what they mean. This article discusses the symptoms of…...
Articulation Disorders
Articulation Disorders
Articulation disorders are those that are related to an individual’s ability to say particular sounds and/or string particular sounds together. This article discusses…...
Children's Speech Sound Disorders
Children's Speech Sound Disorders
Many children suffer from speech sound disorders. This article discusses common types of speech sound disorders, common causes of these disorders and the role that…...
Cluttering
Cluttering
Cluttering is a speech disorder that affects the fluency of speech. This article offers basic answers to some frequently asked questions about cluttering....
Coping With Tourettes Syndrome
Coping With Tourettes Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder involving motor and vocal tics. Living with Tourette Syndrome presents any number of challenges, and while there is no…...
Developmental Disabilities and Speech Difficulties
Developmental Disabilities and Speech Difficulties
Developmental disabilities are often accompanied by speech difficulties. For a full understanding of such difficulties exploring the definition, types and causes of…...
Dysarthria
Dysarthria
Dysarthria is a technical term that, for the general public, equates to slurred speech. This article provides basic answers to some frequently asked questions about…...
Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia
Dyspraxia is a disorder in which there is an impairment or immaturity in the body’s ability to coordinate movements. This article discusses dyspraxia in the United…...
Dysprosody
Dysprosody
Dysprosody is a rare speech disorder that affects the rhythm of speech and pronunciation of words. This article offers basic answers to some frequently asked questions…...
Expressive Language Disorder
Expressive Language Disorder
Expressive language disorder makes spoken language a trial. This article discusses expressive language disorder, the two main types of the disorder, signs and symptoms…...
Language Based Learning Disabilities
Language Based Learning Disabilities
Language based learning disabilities are not necessarily those that involve impairments with speech, but rather with the use of language whether it be in speaking,…...
Lisps
Lisps
Lisps are speech disorders in which individuals are unable to produce a specific speech sound (or sounds). This article discusses types of lisps, investigating and…...
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, most commonly the "tongue thrust" affect dental, skeletal and muscular structures. Individuals with OMDs often experience swallowing…...
Phonemic Disorders & Speech Impediments
Phonemic Disorders & Speech Impediments
Phonemic disorders are speech disorders in which an individual has trouble physically producing certain sounds. This article offers basic information on phonemic…...
Questionnaire: Does My Child Have a Speech Disorder?
Questionnaire: Does My Child Have a Speech Disorder?
Many parents worry about their children's development, and speech development can be hard to track. This questionnaire helps parents focus on their children's speech…...
Receptive Language Disorders
Receptive Language Disorders
A variety of Receptive Language Disorders exist. This article briefly discusses symptoms, causes, diagnoses, types and treatment of Receptive Language Disorders....
Selective Mutism
Selective Mutism
Selective mutism is often mistaken for simple shyness and it very often occurs in young children. Very often little is known about selective mutism in the UK, and this…...
Specific Difficulties in Producing Sounds
Specific Difficulties in Producing Sounds
Articulation disorders are those that are related to an individual’s ability to produce particular sounds and/or string particular sounds together. This article…...
Speech Delay
Speech Delay
There is no set age at which all children should start talking, but most children will be talking – that is, using understandable words to convey meanings – by about…...
Stammering
Stammering
Stammering is a very common speech disorder, with about one in every 100 individuals in the United Kingdom living with a stammer. This article discusses types of…...
Voice Disorders
Voice Disorders
Voice disorders, often called vocal disorders, are those that impede an individual’s voice from sounding as it would normally. This article discusses types of voice…...
What is Backing Disorder?
What is Backing Disorder?
Backing disorder is a communication phenomenon in which speech sounds that should be made at the front of the mouth are made at the back of the mouth instead. Such a…...
What is Rett Syndrome?
What is Rett Syndrome?
Rett Syndrome is developmental disorder characterised by a loss of purposeful skills including the loss of speech. Girls with Rett Syndrome will cycle through four…...
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