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Communication disorders are among the most common disabilities in the US.

  • 28-60% of children with a speech and language deficit have a sibling and/or parent who is also affected.
  • The prevalence of speech sound disorder in young children is 8- 9%.
  • By the 1st grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders, the majority of which have no known cause.
  • Children with phonological disorders often require other types of services, with 50-70% exhibiting general academic difficulty through grade 12.
  • It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans stutter. Stuttering affects people of all ages but occurs most frequently in young children between the ages of 2 and 6.
  • Boys are 3 times more likely to stutter than girls.
  • 6-8 million people in the US have some form of language impairment.
  • Research suggests that the first 6 months are the most crucial to a child’s development of language skills.
  • Approximately 7.5 million people in the US have trouble using their voices.

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