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Communication Disorders

Many young children have difficulty with communication at some time in their lives. Most will eventually catch up. However, some will continue to have problems.

Communication disorders include speech disorders and language disorders. These disorders are discussed in this article. Some general guidelines are also given. This will help you decide if your child needs to be tested by a speech-language pathologist.

A child with a speech disorder may have difficulty with articulation, voice, fluency, or any combination of these.

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Speech Sound Disorders

Voice Disorders

Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)

Language Disorder

Causes of a Communication Disorder

Treatment for Communication Disorders

Helping Your Child


Last Updated: 04/2013