There are more types of communication disorders than most people think. If you already knew that, well done! You've done some research.
If you didn't know that...
...just think how smart you'll sound the next time this topic comes up.
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To be honest specifics about speech and language disorders are not really common knowledge, but here's what you need to know.
Speech disorders have been referred to as:
To better understand this communication disorders you need to know how speech is "made" and what language is.
Don't worry, we're not going to get really technical here, it's just so you understand the basics.
The four actions we use to make speech are:
Please see this section on Speech Helpers that specifically, but simply outlines all the parts of the body that are used to make speech.
The concept of Speech Helpers is to help children better understand where different sounds are made in the mouth.
You will also be able to download our free Speech Helpers e-Book on the Speech Helpers page.
Similar to speech disorders, language disorders are also known by many names:
Having low language skills can be very frustrating because it limits how well you can communicate.
Low language skills can also be related to a learning disorder.
We use language all day, every day.
If you have ever been to a foreign country or have tried to talk with someone who doesn't speak your language, you know what I'm talking about.
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Believe it or not language is divided into 3 different categories. Each category includes one or more parts of language.
You can read about the communication disorders we cover on our site by looking in the "Disorders" section located in our site Navigation.
You may already have an idea as to what kind of disorder your child or loved one has, however...
...a little bit of reading and research goes a long way.
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