Causes of Speech Disorders

Often times, the causes of speech disorders are unknown. Others are caused from the following:

  • Hearing loss
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Genetics (i.e., patterns in families)
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Developmental disorders (e.g., autism)
  • Illness/disease
  • Neurological disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy)
  • Brain injury, including stroke
  • Tumors

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