Communication Disorder - ACPN

Communication Disorder

Communication Disorder – speech and language disorders which refer to problems in communication and in related areas such as oral motor function. The delays and disorders can range from simple sound substitution to the inability to understand or use language.

Examples of communication disorders:

  • Autism — a developmental defect that affects understanding of emotional communication
  • Aphasia — loss of the ability to produce or comprehend language
  • Learning disability – Both speaking and listening components of the definition
  • Dysnomia – Deficit involving word retrieval
  • Asperger syndrome- Areas of social and pragmatic language
  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder – Challenges with the semantic and pragmatic aspects of language
  • Blindness — a defect of the eye or visual system
  • Deafness — a defect of the ear or auditory system
  • Dyslexia — a defect of the systems used in reading
  • Dyscalculia — a defect of the systems used in communicating numbers
  • Expressive language disorder — affects speaking and understanding where there is no delay in non-verbal intelligence.
  • Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder — affects speaking, understanding, reading and writing where there is no delay in non-verbal intelligence.
  • Speech disorders such as
    • Cluttering, a speech organization disorder
    • Stuttering
    • Oesophageal voice
    • Speech sound disorder
    • Specific language impairment
    • Dysarthria – cite_note-0