To understand and to be understood are essential skills in today’s society. People who have communication difficulties may experience isolation from friends, family, and colleagues and often from education and employment settings as well. Communication disabilities may affect all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

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Early literacy development begins with children looking at books and listening to their parents read.

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Multiple Sclerosis

According to the National MS Society located in New York, between 23% and 57% of MS suffers experience speech difficulties.

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Woman struggling to speak because of Muscle Tension Dysphonia, treated by S.L. Hunter Speechworks in Burlington Ontario

Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Muscle tension dysphonia is a general term for an inconsistency in the coordination of the muscles and breathing patterns needed to create voice.

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Non-verbal individuals cannot speak and therefore must rely on other means of communication.

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Parkinson's Disease

This neurodegenerative disease is caused by the dying of cells in the body that carry dopamine.

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Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is an important pre-reading skill. More specifically, it is an underlying component of phonological awareness.

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Phonological Awareness

If a child struggles with phonological awareness, they will often go on to have difficulties reading and writing. 

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As children are learning to talk, they may apply different patterns to simplify speech.

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Professional Communication

Professional communication is very important in any field, but in the profession of speech-language pathology it is extremely important.

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