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communication
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voice, language, speech, and hearing difficulties children and adults may have expressing themselves


aphasia - loss of language and communication skills, usually after suffering a stroke: also see dysphasia

Aphasia can affect how you speak, your ability to understand what is being said, and your reading or writing skills.

Stroke Association


Aphasia is a general term for language disorders (reading, writing, speaking or comprehension of written or spoken words) due to cerebral dysfunction.

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apraxia - loss of ability to perform skilled, purposeful movements and gestures with normal accuracy, although physically able and willing to do them: also see dyspraxia

Apraxia/dyspraxia is an inability to perform purposeful movements where muscle weakness is not apparent (not related to paralysis or lack of comprehension and usually refers to total loss rather than impairment).

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dysarthria - speech that is slurred, slow, and difficult to understand

Dysarthria happens due to weakness of the muscles you use to speak. If you have dysarthria, your voice may sound different and you may have difficulty speaking clearly.

Stroke Association


Dysarthria is imperfect production of the sounds used in speech due to lack of muscle control from damage to the peripheral nervous system.

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dysphagia 

Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing.

 

dysphasia -  partial or complete impairment of the ability to communicate: also see aphasia

Dysphasia is an inability to understand the spoken or written work due to cerebral lesion - [less severe than Aphasia].

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dyspraxia – verbal dyspraxia is a difficulty forming words and letters when speaking because of a partial difficulty performing co-ordinated movements, which is not related to muscle weakness [or comprehension]: also see apraxia

Dyspraxia of speech happens when you cannot move muscles in the correct order and sequence to make the sounds needed for clear speech. You may not be able to pronounce words clearly.

Stroke Association


Dyspraxia/Apraxia is difficulty in carrying out purposeful movements to order, which is not related to muscle weakness [or comprehension].

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December 2012

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