When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, and then he or she has a speech disorder. Difficulties pronouncing sounds, or articulation disorders, and stuttering are examples of speech disorders.
Adults may experience speech and language difficulties for a variety of reasons. Information about specific types of speech and language differences and disorders, as well as conditions that cause them is included below.
Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. The messages from the brain to the mouth are disrupted, and the person cannot move his or her lips or tongue to the right place to say sounds correctly, even though the muscles are not weak. The severity of apraxia depends on the nature of the brain damage. Apraxia can occur in conjunction with dysarthria (muscle weakness affecting speech production) or aphasia (language difficulties related to neurological damage).
Apraxia of speech is also known as acquired apraxia of speech, verbal apraxia, and dyspraxia.
Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder. It results from impaired movement of the muscles used for speech production, including the lips, tongue, vocal folds, and/or diaphragm. The type and severity of dysarthria depend on which area of the nervous system is affected.
Language processing challenges will likely interfere with your home relationships, and may even cause arguments or misunderstandings. Symptoms can include:
Difficulties with language can impact your career by making it difficult for you to finish tasks or get along with coworkers. Symptoms in the workplace could include:
Expressive Language Disorders
Receptive Language Disorders
Normal language development involves the ability to hear, see, comprehend, and retain information. This process may be delayed in some children, who eventually catch up with peers.
A delay in language development may be related to:
Sometimes, delayed language may accompany other developmental problems, such as:
About us & speech and language disorder
A thorough examination will be done by our Doctors. This will help rule out or diagnose other conditions, such as a hearing problem or other sensory impairment.
Screening of spoken language skills is conducted if a language disorder is suspected. Screening does not result in a diagnosis, but rather indicates the potential need for further assessment
Individuals suspected of having a language impairment based on screening results are referred for a comprehensive, linguistically appropriate assessment by a speech-language pathologist and other professionals as needed.
Based on the screening and assessment customized therapy plan will be formulated prioritizing the individual needs. This involves relearning phonics, mono and poly syllables and progress to making words and sentences. Most are paper based and we also have ipad based apps that make the learning experience more enjoyable and easy.