communication disorder

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communication disorder

[kə‚myü·nə′kā·shən ‚dis′ȯrd·ər]
(medicine)
An interference with an individual's ability to comprehend or express ideas, experiences, knowledge, and feelings.
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Purpose: Provides evaluation, treatment, education and advocacy for individuals with communications disorders.
Gruber, a scientist at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders in Bethesda, Md.
But, adds Adams, head of the Communications Disorders Department at the University of Houston, a child who repeats parts of words ("tuh-tuh-tuh-table"), prolongs sounds ("ssssun"), or breaks words ("cow .

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