Speech and Language Disorders Directory
Children usually reach speech milestones -- like saying their first words or putting together basic sentences -- by a certain age. However, some children experience delays in speech and language development, which may signal a speech or language disorder. Stroke and other disorders may also cause disorders in other people. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about types of speech or language disorders, symptoms, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Learn the facts about cleft lip and cleft palate, a common birth defect, from the experts at WebMD.
Recognizing Developmental Delays in Children
Do you know the signs of a possible developmental delay in your child? WebMD tells you what to watch for and when it’s important to contact your pediatrician.
Stuttering in Children: Causes and Therapies
WebMD explains stuttering in preschool-age children and when to seek professional help.
An Overview of Aphasia
Asphasia commonly affects people who've had a stroke or other injury to the part of the brain that controls language. WebMD explains how aphasia affects speech, writing, and language comprehension.