Some people with cerebral palsy have problems moving their mouths to form words correctly. Some have hearing loss, which affects their ability to speak clearly.
If your child is having problems speaking clearly, talk with your doctor. Hearing tests, speech developmental questionnaires, and other assessments may help determine the best course of treatment.
In most cases, speech therapy with a professional is recommended for these problems. But you can also help a child with cerebral palsy communicate more effectively by:
Speech therapy may include using:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - PediatricsBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of: May 4, 2017
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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