Impaired Speech

If someone with a speech impairment communicates using gestures or devices, does that mean there’s no hope that he or she will speak normally? It’s a difficult question ›

A Look at Speech Generating Devices

Few problems are more upsetting than being unable to say what you want. This challenge is faced every day by people with all kinds of conditions.  But there are solutions.  Speech generating devices can give a voice to those who can’t speak for themselves.  Take a look at some speech generating devices

The Latest Options in Speech Generating Devices

More than 2 million Americans are speech-impaired because of a severe communication disorder. Today, a growing number of these individuals have found their voice through speech-generating devices.  Here’s a quick look at some of the innovative new features that are available

8 Tips for Coping with a Loved One’s Loss of Speech

When a loved one loses the ability to speak, it’s a big loss for you as well. You may miss the heart-to-heart talks or the family discussions. Maybe you’ve quit work or given up a hobby to become a full-time caregiver. Regardless, it's stressful. Here are 8 tips for fostering better communication at home

The Speech Recovery Journey

If your loved one has suffered a brain injury, his or her ability to communicate has likely been affected. Speech therapy can help accelerate recovery during the first days and weeks following the injury. That’s why it’s so important to focus on communication needs early in the recovery process ›

Speech Development in Children

Having a child who struggles to communicate – such as one affected by autism or cerebral palsy – presents several challenges for families. Among them are behavior problems. But there is hope. Research shows that improving communication skills may result in better behavior ›

Reference: Brain and Nerves section on Better Medicine


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Experts estimate that as many as 25% of all children with autism may never develop verbal language skills.