Types of Disorders
Aphasia – loss of language generally resulting from stroke, brain tumor, and/or head injury.
Augmentative Communication – equipment to foster communication for non-verbal communicators.
Articulation – disordered pronunciation.
Cerebral Palsy – congenital neuromuscular disorder.
Cleft Palate – congenital malformation of lip and/or palate.
Dysarthrias and Apraxias – motor speech disorders secondary to brain damage.
Dysphagia – disorders of swallowing.
Hearing Impairment – delayed or disordered speech, voice or language secondary to poor hearing acuity.
Language Delay/Disorder – slowed or inadequate language development.
Laryngectomy – removal of larynx due to cancer.
Non-verbal – persons who are unable to communicate through speech/voice.
Stuttering – disturbance in rhythm of speech usually recognized in sound, syllable, word repetitions, prolongations, and/or blocks.
Voice Disorders – vocal cord nodules, polyps, ulcers, vocal abuse, muscle tension dysphonia, paradoxical vocal cord movement, etc.