SLPs must make decisions about how long children with persistent communication disorders
can reasonably be expected to benefit from intervention.
Many families, as well as SLPs, are not well equipped to understand or deal with episodic grief and the recurring sense of loss inherent in a diagnosis of a significant and long-standing communication disorder
. As Kingsley (1987) and Anthony (2003) recounted, these "relocations" require the family to learn new languages, establish new friendships, and appreciate the value of their change in plans.
When a child is diagnosed with a communication disorder
, families often experience episodic grief (Friehe, Bloedow, & Hesse, 2003).
Eight faculty members at the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences specialize in communication disorders
. They provide assessment and treatment services at the UJ HSC either through supervising clinical practicum classes or conducting therapy sessions.
Therefore, several studies have investigated the prevalence of communication disorders
with varying results.
The process of diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring in our service for children with communication disorder
diagnostic hypothesis consisted of a periodic evaluation (every six months) by a paediatric neurologist and a clinical psychologist specialized in neurodevelopment, and weekly speech therapy sessions.
"It's important other people with communication disorders
are given the same opportunity to be part of their community and by signing up to the ICP pledge online we can help to support others with aphasia."
The Psychology of Communication Disorders
in Individuals and Their Families.
FC, a method whereby individuals with significant communication disorders
are physically supported by a facilitator to type or point to letters, numbers, or symbols, yielded circumscribed evidence that people with autism and other severe developmental disabilities might be able to communicate at a more sophisticated level than previously thought (Biklen, 1990; Biklen & Cardinal, 1997).
Wiig (Eds.), Human communication disorders
(3rd ed., pp.
Scientists supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
(NIDCD) are on the forefront of research on the molecular bases of hearing and deafness, continuing to explore the genetics of hearing loss in a variety of disorders, including Waardenburg syndrome, Usher syndrome, nonsyndromic hereditary deafness, otosclerosis, adult-onset hearing loss and presbycusis and the hereditary predisposition to noise- induced hearing loss and otitis media.
boy") may be at risk for stuttering and should be evaluated by a speech-language pathologist, the health professional specifically educated to treat communication disorders