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What Are Communication Disorders?

Communication disorders are neurodevelopmental conditions characterised by persistent language or speech problems. The condition is most common in children but can persist into adulthood, if left untreated. The impact of communication disorders may be mild or severe. The inability to speak can affect the person in more ways than one. Communication disorders are also common in adults following stroke, head injury, or any other neurodegenerative disorders.

JOGO’s Treatments for Communication Disorders

Verbal communication is a basic human necessity, and the lack of it can impact many aspects of daily life. The inability to communicate with clarity can dent the person’s confidence, causing them to remain aloof and withdrawn. It is also important to note that these disorders can adversely affect one's relationships and/or social, academic, and professional life.2

However, JOGO’s distinctive approach in the assessment of communication disorders and the consequent treatments offer hope for adults and children. Our JOGO Clinic in Chennai provides one-on-one in person and online consultations with our Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) to help you overcome speech impediments.

Types of Communication Disorders

1. Language Disorder
Language disorders inhibit a person’s ability to understand what others are saying or use the correct words to deliver an answer or convey their opinion. People with language disorders are often forced to use limited vocabulary and sentence structure to simplify their communication.
2. Speech Sound Disorder (SSD)
Speech Sound Disorder (SSD) causes difficulty making certain sounds. People with SSD may omit syllables, or utter distorted sounds. In many cases, the affected person may substitute a particular sound for other sounds mainly because they cannot make the correct sound. There are two categories in SSD, namely, Articulation and Phonological Sound Disorder.
2.1. Articulation SSD
Individuals who struggle with articulation face difficulties producing specific speech sounds, often at a phonetic level. This struggle may be related to a deficiency in their articulators, which are the vocal organs or oral structures responsible for speech production.
2.2. Phonological SSD
Phonological speech and sound disorders are associated with how the person creates sounds using the wrong part of the mouth. This disorder is primarily related to how the mind perceives language.
3. Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (COND)
This disorder is characterised by stutters disrupting the natural flow of speech and language. The repetitive utterance of monosyllabic words, hesitation to speak, and lengthy speeches are some of the most common signs of COND.
4. Social Communication Disorder (SCD)
Social Communication Disorder (SCD) is a condition that primarily affects an individual's social communication skills. It encompasses how an individual communicates, comprehends, and uses language in social situations.

JOGO’s Speech & Communication Therapy

The good thing about speech disorders is that most of them can be corrected with consistent therapies. Our JOGO Clinic in Chennai has some of the best Speech-Language Pathologists using their research expertise to rectify communication disorders. We rely on our unique EMG-based technology, clinically-proven assessments and therapies to deliver desired results. At JOGO Clinic, we adopt the following treatment protocol:

Initial Assessment
  • We schedule your appointment to assess if JOGO’s therapies suit your needs.
  • We put you in touch with our expert speech therapists to determine your condition.
  • Our therapist suggests a suitable treatment plan and counselling sessions.
  • We set personalised goals and objectives based on the needs of the families in conjunction with the therapist's assessments.
Therapy Session
  • One-on-one therapy sessions with our SLPs are conducted via Telerehab or in-person.
  • Our SLPs use JOGO to provide real-time feedback from the muscles involved in speech production. This helps the client to identify their current level of performance.
  • This awareness enables the client to make suitable changes in their attempts to talk thereby learning to produce new sounds and syllables. The client plays an active role in the entire treatment process.
  • Speech exercises and assignments are usually given for repetition and practice.
  • Digital resources are provided to ensure continued practice at home.
  • Counselling and patient education enhances the active involvement of the client.
  • Your progress is tracked diligently against a clearly defined goal to ensure good prognosis.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the reasons for communication disorders in children?4

The most common causes of speech and communication disorders in children are:

  • Developmental delays/disorders.
  • Prenatal exposure to toxins
  • Genetic speech-related problems
  • Secondary damage to the brain example seizures.
  • Oral structural issues

Is Autism a communication disorder?5

Although Autism is currently not considered a communication disorder, it is very similar to pragmatic or social communication disorders. Autistic adults or children facing social difficulties may struggle to understand and communicate in social situations. Individuals with Autism also exhibit repetitive behavior and restricted interests.

Do people with communication issues exhibit behavioural problems?6

Most of the behaviours arise out of the need to communicate. Hence communications issues are often misunderstood as behavioural problems. In some cases they can co-exist.

Does genetics play a role in communication disorders?5

Genetics may profoundly affect the chances of a person developing communication disorders. It is likely that 70 % of children who suffer from a language disorder may have a family member suffering from the same condition.

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