Individuals with communication disorders experience difficulties in speech and language. Unfortunately, these impairments can negatively impact social, academic, and or occupational growth. It’s estimated that nearly one in 10 American children have a communication disorder, according to the American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition. And according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 40 million Americans total has a communication disorder.
Reasons vary as to why a person may develop a communication disorder; however, we do know that brain functioning issues are the leading cause of communication disorders. In children, problems with speech and language arise when the part of the brain that controls speech and language are not wired correctly from birth. In adults, a disruption to the wiring of the brain in the areas that control communication brought on by a stroke, head trauma, or a neurodegenerative disease, cause problems with speech.
The types of communications disorders are as follows, Developmental articulation disorder, Developmental expressive language disorder, Developmental receptive language disorder, Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Phonological disorders, and Stuttering
For nearly 70 years, Neurofeedback Therapy has successfully improved brain function by merely exercising the part of the brain that isn’t working correctly. The process is easy and painless. Once the source of the problem is known, the identified parts of the brain can begin to be improved. Through repeated brain exercises, the area of the brain becomes stronger and healthier until that area can function on its own
If you would like to learn more on how Neurofeedback Therapy can help someone you love with a communication disorder, please contact us at (424) 382-3097 and schedule your free consultation with the Eustache Institute.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can read more about neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.