Julie Herrera, a case manager at North Shore Medical Center, attended the hospital’s Better Hearing and Speech event to learn more about communication disorders. Lance Wiener, Speech Language Pathologist, gave information on speech and language disorders and the treatments and therapies available to help these conditions.
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Speech and language disorders can take many forms and may limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement. An individual may be born with a speech or language disorder, or it may be caused by accidental injury or illness.