Childhood Communication Disorders
The ability to communicate with others is the very foundation of a child's social and educational development. And even a minor problem with hearing, speech, or language during childhood can have major implications on a child's journey through life - especially if the problem goes undiagnosed and untreated.
A communications disorder can affect the way a child talks, hears, processes, and understands information and can even influence behavior and emotional problems. Gone unchecked, a communications disorder can hinder a child on the playground, the classroom, and eventually, in the workplace.
Early Detection and Treatment are Essential
With many conditions, the earlier a problem is treated, the better the chances are for improvement or even total recovery. Doctors, Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and other health professionals can do a lot to help. They have the expertise and the technologies to works wonders with many communication problems.
Types of Childhood Communication Disorders
Childhood communication disorders encompass a wide variety of language, speech, and hearing problems.
Hearing disorders include:
- Hearing loss of various degrees and origins
- Auditory processing problems
- Cogitative difficulties
Speech and language disorders include:
- Articulation problems
- Voice disorders
- Fluency problems (such as stuttering)
- Aphasia of speech (difficulty using sounds and words), and delays in speech and language
To be seen by one of our speech pathologists, you will need a referral. You or your physician can call
(585) 758-5730 to schedule an appointment.
For inpatient questions, please call (585) 275-8493. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.