Speech Disorders are a group of disorders that affect the way a person creates sounds or forms words. Voice disorders of certain types may be classified as speech disorders. Apraxia is a speech disorder that is caused by damage to brain parts that correspond to speech, and dysarthria is a speech disorder in which the muscles, face and respiratory system may become weak. Symptoms of Speech Disorders are:
• Repeating sounds
• Adding extra sounds and words
• Elongating words
• Blinking several times while talking
• Visible frustration while talking
• Distorting sounds while talking
HOW IS SPEECH DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of speech disorders is done through Denver Articulation Screening Exam, Early Language Milestones Scale 2 and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test Revised.
HOW IS SPEECH DISORDERS TREATED?
The treatment of Speech Disorders involves medication and speech therapy, wherein the specialist guides the patient through exercises that work to strengthen the muscles in the face and throat.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early treatment improves the condition and prevents it from getting worse.