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Speech problems

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Speech problems in children

Speech problems are common in young children but some speech troubles can indicate a speech or development delay. Find out when to seek further advice.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Speech problems

Talking is something most of us take for granted

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Language and speech

If your child has a stutter or having other speech problems, this may indicate a sign of a speech disorder. Early detection and treatment is important.

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Difficulties with your call - National Relay Service

Sometimes you might have trouble with your relay call

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How a speech pathologist helps children | Raising Children Network

A speech pathologist can help if your child needs help with speech, language or communication, or your child has problems swallowing food or drink.

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Stuttering in children: causes & treatment | Raising Children Network

Stuttering is a common speech problem that makes it hard for children to speak smoothly. If you notice your child has a stutter, see a speech pathologist.

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Brain Foundation | Friedreichs Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a genetic disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease.

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Speech therapy for children with dysarthria | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

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Communication impairments & disorders | Raising Children Network

Communication impairments are any problems with speech, language, voice, fluency, or social communication. Read about communication impairments in children.

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Speech and language | enableme - stroke recovery and support

About one third of stroke survivors have trouble with speech and language. Find out about common difficulties including aphasia

Read more on Stroke Foundation website

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