Communication Disorder

"an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems"

There are 4 main types of Communication Disorders:

- Speech

- Language

- Hearing

- Central Auditory Processing

How to Identify if a child has a Communication Disorder:


Pronounces speech that is unclear even to familiar people.


Lack of attention to sounds

Does not follow simple instructions

Socially isolated or alone at school


Pronounce words correctly

Do not correct the child, let them speak

Talk, read, & play with the child very often

Use a lot of different words

Have the child play with other children often

See an audiologist if hearing loss is possible


Stuttering: talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants

One of the most common types of communication speech disorders.

Medical Perspective of

Communication Disorders:

Although some disorders may be genetic, we often do not know the cause of many speech disorders.

Application of Content

As a teacher, I will accommodate to these types of learners by:

-Continuing my education on the advances of these disorders

-Be aware of any students that may be showing signs of a disorder

-Be patient and try my best to help each of these students that I might have.

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