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Speech and Communication Disorders

  • By: Alessandra Padula Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Speech and communication disorders are impairments that affect the ability to communicate, comprehend, and use verbal spoken and written languages, and also other symbol systems, called nonverbal languages (e.g., visual language, body language, etc.). Their severity can range ...

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