Communication Disorders, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: August 23, 2017

ISBN: 9781370973811

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Disorders that impair a patient’s communication abilities are:
1. Voice,
2. Speech,
3. Language,
4. Hearing, and
5. Cognition.
Recognizing and treating communication disorders is important,
The failure to do so may result in:
1. Isolation,
2. Depression, and
3. Loss of independence.
Voice disorder
A voice disorder is present when the voice’s quality, pitch, or volume differs from that of other persons of similar age, culture, and geographic location.
1. Dysphonia is categorized as either an organic or a functional disorder of the larynx.
Speech Disorder
1. Dysarthria, another form of communication disorder, comprises a group of motor speech disorders caused by a disturbance in the neuromuscular control of speech.
2. Apraxia, a second form of motor speech disorder, happens in the presence of significant weakness or in-coordination of the muscles of speech production.
Language disorder
Aphasia is a language disorder that occurs from the damage to the areas of the brain responsible for language understanding and expression while a cognitive-communicative disorder impairs the ability to communicate by affecting the pragmatics (social rules) of language.
Chronic Voice Disorders
Chronic laryngitis is a prolonged hoarseness of voice which affects the vocal cords causing difficulty in talking and communicating speech to a nearby person.
People with dementia have problem understanding or recognizing the words spoken to them and unable to express their thoughts to the caregiver or family members.
Hearing Loss
With hearing loss comes the inability to hear the spoken words and hence the ability to communicate with people. However the use of sign language is a way of communication for these sufferers.

Communication is a multi-dimensional dynamic process that permits human beings to interact with their environment.
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