The treatment to improve the speech of children who have difficulty in learning to speak, for example because of partial deafness or brain damage, or to help restore speech to adults who have lost it or partly lost it through accident or illness. Kids might need speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to hearing impairments, cognitive (intellectual, thinking) or other developmental delays, weak oral muscles, chronic hoarseness, birth defects such as cleft lip or palate, autism, motor planning problems, articulation problems, fluency disorders, respiratory problems (breathing disorders), feeding and swallowing disorders, traumatic brain injury. Speech disorders may include Articulation disorders (difficulties producing sounds in syllables), Fluency disorders (problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages), Voice disorders (problems with the pitch, volume).These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.
Edelweiss Psychiatry Open Access journal is a scholarly journal that aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the findings and current developments in the form of original Research, Review, Opinion articles, Case reports, Mini review, Short communication. Edelweiss Psychiatry Open Access Journal publishes manuscripts on Speech disorders.