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:

  • Deafness
  • 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

Contact Us

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.