What Are The Common Causes of Speech Disorders?

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What Are The Common Causes of Speech Disorders?

Common Causes of Speech Disorders

Any disease that impairs a person’s ability to produce the sounds needed to form sounds is called a speech disorder. Speech is a primary means by which people share their thoughts, emotions, and ideas with others. 

The head, neck, chest, and stomach are just a few of the body parts that must work precisely together to speak. Today, Vancouver Speech Therapy tells the different forms of speech abnormalities and what they are. We can go over the symptoms, causes, prognosis, and therapy of speech impediments.

What Is A Speech Disorder?

A person’s ability to produce the words needed to communicate with others is affected by speech problems. They are different from language disorders.

Language disorders interfere with a person’s ability to learn words or understand what other people are saying, whereas speech abnormalities prevent people from producing correct speech sounds.

Both speech and language difficulties can make it more challenging for someone to express their thoughts and feelings to others.

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What Are The Types of Speech Disorders?

Mainly, two types of speech disorders are common- 

  • Apraxia

In this problem, the muscles of the mouth, lips, and tongue do not work according to the instructions of the brain. As a result, it becomes difficult to speak.

  • Dysarthria

Difficulty speaking due to paralysis or nasal problems.

What Are The Symptoms of Speech Disorder?

According to the condition of each patient, the symptoms are different. So it may be difficult to recognize in some cases. The problem resolves itself if the symptoms are mild. Vocabulary deficiency, difficulty reading, difficulty chewing or swallowing, but difficulty speaking. 

Very Young Children – 0-5 years

5-10 years of age

  • Stay Silent
  • The vowels can’t be arranged in the correct order
  • Doesn’t pronounce words clearly while speaking
  • Stops talking. 
  • Sentence formation takes time
  • Avoid harsh words
  • Difficulty eating
  • Makes incoherent noises with the mouth
  • Understands clearly but gets stuck when speaking
  • Avoids big words or long sentences
  • Sentences are boring
  • Repeats the same pronunciation mistakes while speaking


What Are The Common Causes of Speech Disorders?

There are many possible causes of speech disorders, ranging from physical abnormalities to psychological conditions. In some cases, the cause may be unknown. However, some of the more common causes of speech disorders include


  • A physical abnormality, such as a cleft palate or lisps
  • A neurological condition, such as cerebral palsy or Tourette syndrome
  • A developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • A learning disability, such as dyslexia
  • Psychological conditions, such as anxiety or depression
  •  hearing loss


Speech disorders can also be caused by certain medications or medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. In rare cases, this may be genetic. If you or your child has a speech disorder, it is important to see a speech-language pathologist for an evaluation. The cause of the disorder will need to be determined to develop an effective treatment plan. If you want to need a pathologist, book an appointment so that we can understand your situation.