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Speech Impairment

Speech impairment is a relatively common problem in children. It can take the form of difficulties in pronouncing words, putting them in the proper order in sentences, stuttering, mumbling, or even complete inability to speak. Speech impairments are produced by many different reasons, including malfunction of the muscles related to speech, malformations of the mouth or throat, and some psychological disorders of childhood like Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is usually possible to at least improve a child’s speech with the right treatments and, in some cases, completely eliminate the problem.

However, these treatments work best when applied as early as possible. That is why it is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals, such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY).

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