Speech Disorders in Children
Alternate Names : Speech Impairments in Children
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Most of the time, speech disorders in children cannot be prevented. Measures to avoid child abuse may prevent some speech disorders, such as selective mutism.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Children with speech difficulties may have trouble in school or with peers. Most long-term effects are related to the cause. For example, those who stutter often outgrow this condition and have no long-term effects. Some children with cerebral palsy may have severe mental retardation and movement problems and need around-the-clock care.
What are the risks to others?
Speech disorders are not contagious and pose no risk to others.