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Some people with
cerebral palsy have problems moving their mouths to
form words correctly. Some have hearing loss, which affects their ability to
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 - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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