Hearing and Speech Disorders

Hearing & Speech Disorders

Hearing is the ear's ability to receive sound. Speech is using the voice to communicate ideas. Children learn by listening and speaking, and build relationships through conversations with others. Some children have problems with hearing or speech.

Topics in this subject include:

  • aphasia
  • cochlear implants
  • deafness
  • dysphagia
  • ear infections
  • expressive language disorder
  • language development
  • noise
  • otitis media
  • sign language
  • speech apraxia
  • stuttering

More information

Breathing and Speech with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

Beginnings - For parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children - National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health

Information on Deafness - Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Just For Kids Who Stutter... - National Stuttering Association

Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening Activities - American Academy of Pediatrics

Oral Deaf Education - Oberkotter Foundation

Speech and Language Disorders - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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