To understand and to be understood are essential skills in today’s society. People who have communication difficulties may experience isolation from friends, family, and colleagues and often from education and employment settings as well. Communication disabilities may affect all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

Acoustic Neuroma

Pressure from the neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear, balance problems, facial numbness or muscle weakness. 

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ADD/ADHD are learning disabilities which are characterized by difficulty paying attention, and in some cases acting impulsively and displaying...

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ALS is a disease that gradually paralyzes the patient as the brain loses its ability to communicate with the muscles of the body.

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Aphasia is a communication problem following a stroke or brain injury that affects the language areas of the brain.

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Young man holding his throat suffering from aphonia, treated by S.L. Hunter Speechworks in Burlington Ontario


This condition involves a complete loss of voice and may be caused by nerve damage, or psychological issues. 

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CAS is a motor speech disorder, probably of genetic origin, affecting the individual’s ability to voluntarily make the right movements during...

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Articulation Difficulties

Speech sound delay, also referred to as an articulation delay, is when a child is behind in the development of his or her speech sounds.

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Asperger Syndrome

One in 88 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Asperger syndrome is considered by many to be the mildest form of ASD.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

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