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There are many reasons why people may have a communication difficulty. Some communication difficulties can be present at birth. Other communication difficulties can develop over time. A communication difficulty can also begin suddenly.
Communication difficulties can be caused by:
- Hearing loss
- Chromosomal conditions (e.g. Down syndrome)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head and neck cancer (e.g. brain tumour)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Friedreich's ataxia
- Primary Progressive Aphasia
- and many more.
What is communication?
What is a communication difficulty?
Who can help?