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 evaluated by a speech-language pathologist.

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