What challenges do speech and communication disorders present?

  1. Social Interaction: Difficulty speaking clearly or understanding others can make social interactions challenging.
  2. Academic and Professional Performance: These disorders can impact academic and professional success, affecting participation in discussions, assignments, or oral presentations.
  3. Self-Esteem and Confidence: Speech challenges can lower self-esteem and confidence due to negative experiences like teasing or being misunderstood, leading to feelings of inadequacy or social isolation.
  4. Access to Services and Support: Accessing appropriate services and support can be difficult, especially in underserved communities or regions with limited resources.
  5. Stigma and Misconceptions: Stigma and misconceptions surrounding these disorders can lead to discrimination, prejudice, or a lack of understanding from others.