Speech Disorders News

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Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

5/4/2017
A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

1/6/2017
Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain

The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

8/4/2016
Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

5/10/2016
Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study

Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

3/31/2016
Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study

It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

3/18/2016
Thought Processing a Concern of Parkinson's Patients, Study Says

Those with thinking difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

11/18/2015
Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

10/23/2015
When Anxiety Silences a Child

Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

6/17/2015
Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics

If first-degree relative has the nervous-system disorder, chances of having it can triple, study says

5/27/2015
For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem

5/18/2015
Scientists Pinpoint a Speech Center in Brain

Discovery suggests a specific area dedicated to this task

5/14/2015
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

4/9/2015
Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism

But research is still preliminary, expert says

10/10/2014
Hearing Their Own Babble Helps Babies Learn to Speak: Study

Researchers found infants with hearing loss quickly caught up to peers after cochlear implants

9/25/2014
Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'

Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

7/25/2014
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids

Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

7/14/2014
Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out

Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

3/19/2014
Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes

Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

3/14/2014
Do Job Hunters Who Stutter Face Bias?

Participants in small British study reported rejection, unsuitable work

2/10/2014
Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds

Starting in intensive care unit, 'conversations' appear to aid language development

1/30/2014
How Your Brain 'Hears' Speech

It picks up 'acoustic signatures,' not specific sounds of letters as previously thought

1/27/2014
'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills

Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

1/15/2014
Both Sides of Brain Involved in Speech, Study Finds

Discovery might lead to new treatments for stroke victims or those with brain injuries, researchers say

12/4/2013
OMG, Guys Can Talk Like Valley Girls, Too?

For sure, 'uptalk' is spreading, new study finds

11/5/2013
Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/18/2013
Stutterers Show Different Brain Development, Study Says

Less gray matter seen in areas responsible for speech

10/18/2013
Occupational Hazard for Teachers?

Researchers link speech and language disorders with the profession

10/17/2013
Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds

But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

10/4/2013
Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away

Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

8/26/2013
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study

Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills

8/8/2013
Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study

Finding might help immobile patients communicate

4/15/2013
Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication

Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

12/26/2012
College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'

Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

11/1/2012
An Elephant That Speaks Korean?

The animal adapted his vocalizations to form a social bond with human companions, researchers suggest

9/28/2012
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia

Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage