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The rest of the class is learning an exciting story about the explorer Magellan. This little boy seems not to be paying attention. But maybe he can't pay attention because he has an undiagnosed speech, language, or hearing disorder. Watch the full story.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders in School-Age Children

Speech and Language

What Parents Can Do
You can learn to help foster your child's language and literacy development.

Speech vs. Language
Learn what professionals mean when they talk about a speech disorder versus a language disorder.


Hearing Testing
A child will be referred for evaluation if an initial screening indicates that there may be a hearing loss.

Hearing Aids for Children
Even infants can be fitted for hearing aids.

Assistive Listening Devices
These can be used alone or in combination with hearing aids, especially in the classroom.

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