Speech Disorders

It is estimated that over 2 million are affected by speech problems each year in the UK. There are many different types of speech disorder; the most common speech problems are listed below:

  • Stammering or stuttering
  • Cluttering: this causes problems with the flow and clarity of speech as the person often talks very quickly and without the clarity that makes their speech easily understood.
  • Apraxia: commonly known as oral-motor speech disorder, this makes it difficult for people to move the muscles in the face to produce certain sounds
  • Articulation problems: finding it difficult to pronounce certain sounds
  • Lisp: this relates to problems pronouncing the letters ‘S’ and ‘Z’

Guide to Hearing and Speech Problems

Hearing and speech

Speech disorders

Causes of hearing problems

Causes of speech problems

How can I tell if my child has hearing problems?

What are the effects of hearing loss on development?

Getting help for hearing problems

Getting help for speech problems

Protecting your hearing

Hearing Test