Communication Disorders Peer-review Journals

 Disorders of communication are impairments which affect an individual's ability to communicate. This generally refers to speech disorders (comprehension and/or expression) that interfere substantially with an individual's achievement and/or quality of life. Included in the clinical study of communication disorders are various illnesses and patterns. Disorders in communication include speech and language disorders that contribute to communication difficulties and associated areas such as oral motor control. The delays and disorders may vary from simple substitution of sound to the inability to understand or use the native language of each. Communication disorders are usually first diagnosed in childhood although they are not limited as childhood disorders and may persist even in adulthood or otherwise appear at adolescence later on.