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Speech therapy

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Speech therapy for children with dysarthria | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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

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Social anxiety disorder -

Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) causes people to feel anxious at the prospect of everyday social interactions and causes symptoms such as trembling and sweating.

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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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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Stuttering

Stuttering is a problem with the rhythm of speech (fluency) where the person knows exactly what he or she wants to say, but is unable to say it because of involuntary (they cannot control it) repeating of sounds or stopping of sounds. It is fairly common; about 5% of all children stutter at some time in their life and stuttering will last into adult life in about 1% of people. It happens less often as people get older but it can continue into adult life. There are about 3 times more boys and men who stutter than girls and women.

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Stuttering | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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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.

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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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Rett Syndrome

Rett syndrome is a severe genetic disorder of the nervous system caused, in most cases, by a mutation in the MECP2 gene. The disorder is usually only seen in girls and affects all body movement. It causes loss of speech and hand use. Girls with Rett syndrome need therapy to help them with movement and communication.

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Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal Dystonia) | myVMC

Spasmodic dysphonia, also called laryngeal dystonia, is a rare movement disorder that causes the vocal cords to involuntarily spasm. It affects speech.

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