Speech therapy

Learn about the causes of speech defects and the available treatment for both adults and children.

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Babies

Late bloomers: when to worry

How can you tell if your child is a late bloomer and whether you should be concerned about a possible medical problem?

Conditions

Sign language essentials

September is National Month of Deaf People. This infographic shows you how to sign the South African Sign Language alphabet.

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Stuttering through the ages

Stuttering has baffled experts for centuries. So, as you can imagine, there have been some strange theories to explain stuttering and even stranger ideas for fixing it.

Children up to 12

Stuttering: what you can do to help

Helpful hints on how you can help someone who stutters.

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The effects of stuttering

Here are the effects stuttering may have on adults and children, as well as treatments that could help.

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All about stuttering

Did you know Carly Simon and Bruce Willis stutter? Read on for more information about stuttering.

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