A Child Speech Disorder is Common

People need to communicate clearly and effectively in order to deal with others on a daily basis. This is true in both people's professional and personal lives. However, sometimes people can't communicate very well for various reasons. Some reasons for this problem include speech problems and language barriers.
People use words and non verbal gestures in order to communicate with other human beings in their daily lives. In order to function well in society, people must learn to communicate well with others in both their personal and professional lives; Learning how to communicate with others starts very early in our lives. People start learning how to communicate in their infancy stage and learning how to communicate with others continues throughout all of our life stages. However, many people have communication problems early in their lives. These communication problems usually begin during childhood. In fact, it has been claimed by many doctors, especially pediatricians that a child speech disorder is very common especially in young children. In fact, pediatricians have also claimed that a child speech disorder can lessen over time with much speech therapy or disappear completely with much speech therapy. Some children when they are born are thought to have a speech disorder because they can’t communicate using words; they can only communicate with other through non-verbal gestures such as using their faces and their hands to communicate. However, in some cases with much speech therapy with a trained speech therapist a supposed speech disorder can disappear within as little time as six weeks. This type of speech disorder is usually caused by a child having the tools to verbally communicate with others but he or she doesn’t how to get the words out of their mouth so they need the help of a speech therapist.

Speech disorders or speech impediments as they are also called are a type of communication disorders. This is where ‘normal” speech is disrupted. This can mean that a child will stutter, lisp, or have vocal dysphonia. Somebody who completely unable to communicate because of a speech disorder is consider mute. There are many causes of speech disorders such as hearing loss, brain injuries, drug abuse, and physical impediments such as a cleft lip or palate. Many of these types of disorders can be treated with speech therapy, but other speech disorders require medical attention from doctor in the field of phoniatrics. In the United States, school-age children with a speech disorders are often placed in special education programs. More than 700,000 students who were placed in the school’s special education programs in the 2000-2001 school years were categorized as having a speech or language impairment. Therefore, a child speech disorder is very common in school-age children.

Suffering from a speech disorder can have negative social effects, especially for young children, even though a child speech disorder is very common in school-age children. Those children with a speech disorder can be targets of bullying because of their disorder. This bullying can lead to low self-esteem. In addition, having a speech disorder can cause some suffers to be shy and have poor public speaking skills. Did you know that some very famous people had speech disorders as children? Both James Earl Jones and Bruce Willis were stutters as children. In addition, Thomas Jefferson had a lisp as a child. Even a famous Walt Disney cartoon character has a speech disorder, Donald Duck. Therefore, even though a child speech disorder is very common, it can be overcome in later life.
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