Communication disorder

Pediatric speech therapy

If you have a child under the age of 18 who has difficulties with letter or word pronunciation, or even has difficulty speaking in general, they may require pediatric speech therapy. A speech therapist will also, typically, have experience of working with mentally and physically disabled children. However not all children who require speech therapy […]

Dyspraxia treatment

There are many neurological disorders that can be faced by you or members of your family. One of the least often discussed is a disorder called dyspraxia. Dyspraxia usually affects children, and it is not always something they can grow out of. A motor coordination disorder, dyspraxia makes it difficult for a child or an […]

Jacob’s syndrome

Jacob’s Syndrome is a very rare chromosome syndrome. Male infants who are born with an extra Y male chromosome have Jacob’s syndrome. Normal males are born with an X and a Y chromosome. The extra Y chromosome is in inherited from the father. Jacob’s syndrome affects less than 200,000 people in the United States and […]

Asperger syndrome symptoms

Asperger syndrome is a condition that simply exists in some humans. There is no process where someone attains the condition or gets cured of it. Usually the symptoms of asperger syndrome will start to fade away with age. Basically, asperger syndrome is a condition which is existent in some new born babies. The symptoms will […]

Delayed speech development in children

Many parents become concerned about their children and their developmental milestones. When other children begin to master skills that are age appropriate for your child you may start wondering if there is something wrong with your child. Although there are general estimated ages in which children develop certain skills, it is also important to realize […]

Dyspraxia symptoms

Dyspraxia is a mild form of apraxia, a neurological condition that makes it very difficult or impossible for people to make specific motor movements. There are various different types of apraxia, including orofacial apraxia that affects the face and a type of apraxia that makes it hard to move the arms or legs. Speech apraxia […]

Expressive aphasia

Aphasia is a disorder that affects how people communicate. It affects how a person understands or uses words, but it does not affect their intelligence. They often find it hard to find the right word or have difficulty speaking. In some instances, they have difficulty understanding what someone is saying, find it hard to read […]

Childhood apraxia of speech

When we think of childhood diseases, we think of the old standbys like measles, mumps, chicken pox and the common cold. Or we think of birth defects such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida – syndromes that people are born with and, like it are not, often manifest themselves physically in the inability […]

Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities are when people have trouble processing what their brain takes in. The brain takes in sensory information in the forms of sight, smell, hearing, and by touch. Children and adults who have learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently than the rest of the world. This does not mean that this person […]


Dyslexia’s definition according to the National Institute of Health is that dyslexia is a learning disability which causes a child to have problems in their ability to read, write and spell according to their intellectual abilities. It is one of the most common learning disorders that affects children today and it stays with someone their […]

Asperger’s syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of autism with specific symptoms that place it in its category. Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome consist of impaired social interaction, repetitive patterns of behavior or movements, and not showing any delays in language development or cognitive development. Children with autism usually share several of the same symptoms, but the one […]


Many of us are used to dealing with physical illness, but dealing with mental illness is an entirely differing thing all together. Even though psychology has been around for decades, it is still a relatively new science and diagnostic criteria are still changing and improving. Mental illness, such as schizophrenia, is becoming more commonplace and […]