communication disorder


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communication disorder

n.
Any of various disorders, such as stuttering, characterized by impaired written or verbal expression or understanding.
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This was not surprising as it is usual for language impairment to be the highest percentage of a communication disorder.
A HUDDERSFIELD charity has joined a national campaign to speak out in support of stroke survivors suffering with communication disorders.
Upon their completion, those who had any questions related to speech-language pathology and/or communication disorder issues were given information and counselled.
To study the cognitive profile of children with a suggestive communication disorder (LD and speech sound disorder) at the age of 4.
These researchers suggested that students with conduct problems, who are served in a public school setting, should be considered at risk for communication disorders.
IDEA guidelines offer general statements related to the impact of the communication disorder on the child's educational performance.
As part of the team of specialists who work with a family throughout the phases of diagnosis and intervention, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) need to understand the impact on the family of a sense of loss that may accompany a communication disorder diagnosis and how best to assist with coping strategies (Stone, 1992).
No such mutation appeared in unaffected family members or in 182 unrelated adults with no communication disorders.
These counseling groups are essential for individuals on the SLP's caseload who are beyond the realm of the SLP's professional expertise in counseling or are exhibiting problems not directly related to the communication disorder.
The first section provides guidelines for the purchase of services for the individual with a communication disorder in the following areas: referral of individuals with communication disorders; assessment and eligibility; delivery of services (qualifications of personnel, supervision, consultation, quality assurance, standards); physical facilities, equipment, and calibration; program procedures (interdisciplinary coordination and reporting/recordkeeping); and prosthetic systems for individuals with communication disorders.
According to the National Stuttering Association (NSA), stuttering is defined as a communication disorder involving disruptions, or "disfluencies," in a person's speech.
Roughly one in six people in this country will experience a communication disorder in his or her life.

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