• What kinds of communication disorders affect children?

     

    Communication disorders are problems in speech, language, voice, and hearing that affect the way a person talks, understands, or analyzes information.

     

    There are different types of communication disorders:

    1.  Speech disorders affect the intelligibility, voice quality, or fluency of a person's spoken words.  Lisping, stuttering, or a chronically hoarse voice are all examples of speech disorders. 

     

    2.  Language disorders affect a person's ability to hold meaningful conversations, understand others, problem-solve, read and comprehend, or express thoughts through spoken or written words.

     

    3.  Hearing impairments cover a range of hearing problems that can affect a person’s ability to discriminate, listen, or understand.  

Last Modified on October 21, 2011