Speech disorders - children

Articulation deficiency; Articulation disorder; Phonological disorder; Voice disorders; Vocal disorders; Disfluency; Communication disorder - speech disorder; Speech disorder - stuttering; Cluttering; Stammering; Childhood onset fluency disorder

A speech disorder is a condition in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. This can make the person's speech difficult to understand.

Common speech disorders are:

Speech disorders are different from language disorders in children. Language disorders refer to someone having difficulty with:

  • Getting their meaning or message across to others (expressive language)
  • Understanding the message coming from others (receptive language)



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