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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. We think something in our brains then the brain sends a message to the muscles that control speech. Then the muscles in the mouth, face, tongue and throat work together to form the words.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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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Stuttering causes and treatment | Raising Children Network

Stuttering in children is a common speech problem. Read key information about stuttering.

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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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Stuttering

Children who stutter should see a speech pathologist, preferably before they start school.

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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

Childhood apraxia of speech - Better Health Channel

Childhood apraxia of speech affects a person?s ability to organise the muscles used in speech.

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Speech generating devices for children with cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Speech generating devices (SGDs) are electronic devices which produce speech for children with cerebral palsy who have difficulty speaking.

Read more on Cerebral Palsy Alliance website

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