communication disorder is an inability to understand or use speech
and language to relate to others. This can be divided into four
- which involves listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- the pronunciation of sounds and words.
Voice - the sound produced by vibration of the vocal cords.
- a disruption in the normal flow or rhythm of speech.
Effective communication is fundamental to all aspects of human functioning.
A communication disorder is a persistent difficulty in the understanding
and/or use of spoken or written language. Early detection, identification
and treatment of communication disorders is essential.
causes of communication disorders include: Hearing Impairment -
full or partial hearing impairment may cause difficulty in speech
and language development; Physical Disability - Cleft lip and palate,
or malformations of the mouth or nose may cause communication disorders.
More involved disabilities such as cerebral palsy may preclude any
speech at all and for these non-verbal children, augmentative communication
methods may be used; Developmental Disability - Some children (not
all) with a developmental disability or Down syndrome may be slower
to learn to talk and may need extra assistance.
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