Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Disruption in the signal from the brain to the muscles to coordinate movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, and facial muscles.
Difficulty pronouncing sounds to make words.
Difficulty understanding or remembering verbal language.
Disorder affecting communication, social skills, and behavior.
The loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage such as a stroke.
Disruptions in the ability to think, put together ideas, concentrate, reason, and remember.
Weakness in the muscles used for speech.
The inability to communicate wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas.
Oral motor skills involve the movement of the lips, jaw, tongue, and cheeks. These muscles are important for eating, drinking, and speech. Children who struggle in this area may have problems tolerating different food textures, drinking from a cup, having their teeth brushed, and may overstuff their mouth with food.
Disruption in the fluency of speech (i.e, Stuttering).
Difficulty speaking due to abnormal brain function.
Identification and usage of the individual sounds that make up speech.
Difficulty in understanding spoken or written language.
When the tongue moves forward inappropriately during speech or feeding.