If you have any speech disorder then it can greatly affect your social as well as professional life. Therefore, if the problem is ever identified then it should be treated by any professional speech pathologist.
Eastside Speech Solutions located at eastern part of Sydney can offer solutions for various kinds of speech related issues, so that people can communicate in much better way.
Following are few different types of speech disorders that have been identified for which there are solutions available now with the speech pathologists.
- Phonation disorders
This type of disorder can happen due to few changes in vocal folds and as a result, voice may sound harsh, breathy or hoarse. Few reasons for the disorders are:
- Larynx cancer
- Vocal fold paralysis
- Injury or trauma
- Constant talking
- Loudness and pitch
Few people may either have excessive loudness or soft speaking due to problems in their polyps and vocal nodules and people may not able to hear them.
- Resonance disorders
Often few people while speaking, it appears that they are speaking through their noses, as hyper nasality may occur when velopharyngeal mechanism is not able to close opening of nose cavity while producing non-nasal sounds.
Few organic causes can be due to:
- Cleft palate
- Velopharyngeal inadequacy
- Articulation disorders
Due to this disorder, it can be difficult to produce sounds in syllables so that listeners cannot understand what has been said. Few reasons are:
- Defects in vocal cords, lips, tongue, teeth, hard and soft palate, and lungs
- Physical defects like cleft palate, cleft lip, and tongue-tie may indicate certain long-term issues
- Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders
Dysphagia is also a difficulty in swallowing with moving liquid or food from mouth to stomach.
Such development can happen at any age, and more common among the older adults, particularly in patients who had strokes, and also in patients who may have been admitted to any intensive care hospitals or any chronic care facilities.
- Fluency disorders
This type of speech disorder can be diagnosed as interruption in normal flow of speech by frequent repetitions of speech syllables, sounds or words or due to inability of individual to start any word.
Problems may include stuttering, that may be accompanied with rapid blinking of eyes, tremors of lips and/or jaw. Also, other struggle behaviours that any person who stutters will use while attempting to speak
Apraxia is one speech disorder where a person may have trouble in speaking what he wants to correctly and consistently say.
- Receptive disorders
Here a child may have difficulty to understand what others are speaking and hence they may have difficulty to use spoken language.
- Expressive disorders
Here in this type of disorder, a person may find it very difficult to put various words together. Usually, that person will have limited vocabulary, or will be unable to use his language in socially acceptable way.
This type of language disorder will range from certain difficulty in remembering certain words completely to not able to properly speak and also read, or write.