Communication disorders

Communication disorders refer to speech and language disorders affecting communication and related areas such as oral motor function. These delays and disorders range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language or use the oral-motor mechanism for functional speech and feeding. Some causes of speech and language disorders include hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, intellectual disabilty, drug abuse, physical impairments such as cleft lip or palate, and vocal abuse or misuse. Frequently, however, the cause is unknown. Because all communication disorders carry the potential to isolate individuals from their social and educational surroundings, it is essential to find appropriate timely intervention.

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Vanderbilt study reveals senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism
Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Vanderbilt study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Clinical & Translational Research Lecture: "Managing the Risk of Language Delay for Preverbal Children with Autism and their Siblings"
Clinical & Translational Research Lecture: "Managing the Risk of Language Delay for Preverbal Children with Autism and their Siblings"

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Stephen M. Camarata, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

C. Melanie Schuele, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Paul J. Yoder, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education

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