Speech disorders are a type of communication disorder where your speech is disrupted by stuttering or with lisps. Someone who can’t speak due to a speach disorder can be classified as a mute.
The cause of speech disorders is usually unknown. There are however, some known causes of speech impediments, like hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, intellectual disability, drug abuse, physical impairments such as Cleft lip and palate, and vocal misuse and abuse.
These types of disorders will be treated with various ways like speech therapy, and others usually require medical attention by a doctor in phoniatrics. Other treatments include correction of organic conditions and psychotherapy.
Patients will be treated in teams, depending on the type of disorder they have. A team can include SLPs, specialists, family doctors, teachers,and family members.
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