Speech disorders in children are some of the most worrisome issues parents have to deal with. As a service to all mothers and fathers out there who are doing their best to raise their kids, Joseph Cianciotto shares what he knows on the topic.
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Speech apraxia is one of these speech disorders. It happens when the connection between a child's speech function and his brain experiences issues. While the child may know what to say, coordinating with the muscles needed for talking may prove incredibly difficult.
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Dysarthria is another speech disorder that is characterized by slurred speech. This is a result of damage to a nerve or muscle responsible for speech. Dysarthria can also be identified through changes in speech cadence, limited tongue, jaw, and lip movement, and sudden changes in the timber of one's voice, Joseph Cianciotto adds.
Joseph Cianciotto is a digital media native and family man from Long Island, NY. Read more family-oriented articles on this blog.