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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Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "Grammar Markers and Other Speech and Language Phenotypes: New Twin Heritability Estimates at 4, 6, and 16 Years"
Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "Grammar Markers and Other Speech and Language Phenotypes: New Twin Heritability Estimates at 4, 6, and 16 Years"

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

Alexandra Da Fonte, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Education

Antje Mefferd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

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

Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences

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

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