Medically-based Developmental Diagnoses

A child can be at a greater risk for speech and language development due to medically-based developmental disorders, including:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders (hypoxia, anoxia)
  • Craniofacial abnormalities

Speech and language problems can also be due to:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Surgery/trauma
  • Frequent hospitalizations resulting in fewer “normal” experiences and opportunities for learning