Pre-school Language Disorders

…will have problems with both languages. What causes preschool language disorders ? Often the cause of a language disorder in not known. Some causes of preschool language disorders may be:…

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Children’s Speech Pathology

…or swallowing problems. Speech disorders and language disorders A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding…

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Stuttering

…skills of a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). What causes stuttering ? The exact cause of stuttering is unknown. Recent studies suggest that genetics plays a role in the disorder. It…

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Language-based Learning Difficulties

What are Language-based Learning Difficulties? Language-based learning disabilities are problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. This disorder is not about how smart a person is. Most people diagnosed with…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

…also known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an umbrella description for a group of pervasive developmental disorders including: Autism (Autistic Disorder) Asperger’s (Asperger’s Disorder/Syndrome) Pervasive…

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

…appropriate treatment plan. Speech and language intervention for the person with ADHD is always individualized, as each person has different needs. Speech-language treatment will focus on individualized language goals, such…

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Gestures and/or Key Word Signs

…a language framework. The exact gestures learned will vary in families but this gestural language is a critical milestone in early language acquisition and it launches a child from early…

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Selective Mutism

…exclusively during the course of a pervasive developmental disorder (PPD), schizophrenia, or other psychotic disorder Children with selective mutism may also show: anxiety disorder (e.g., social phobia) excessive shyness fear…

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Down Syndrome

…attention skills required for school What are the language characteristics of children and adolescents with Down Syndrome? Research and clinical experience demonstrate that some areas of language are generally more…

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