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Communication is vital for humans who are innately social. In order to, share ideas, form relationships, express emotions or needs, learn new things, and much more, communicating effectively is necessary. According to Bouck and Garguilo (2017), speech and/or language impairments are problems regarding communication and its related areas. This is a broad definition in which delays and disorders range considerably. Not only is there a spectrum in relation to speech-language impairments or SPIs, individuals frequently have related conditions. Understanding the comorbidity of SPIs becomes significant in identifying unique patterns and behaviors which could signify predictability. This identification of patterns or behaviors could help an individual, presumably children in most cases, receive assistance earlier to help build better communication skills.

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Comorbidity of Speech-Language Disorders And Related Conditions

Communication is vital for humans who are innately social. In order to, share ideas, form relationships, express emotions or needs, learn new things, and much more, communicating effectively is necessary. According to Bouck and Garguilo (2017), speech and/or language impairments are problems regarding communication and its related areas. This is a broad definition in which delays and disorders range considerably. Not only is there a spectrum in relation to speech-language impairments or SPIs, individuals frequently have related conditions. Understanding the comorbidity of SPIs becomes significant in identifying unique patterns and behaviors which could signify predictability. This identification of patterns or behaviors could help an individual, presumably children in most cases, receive assistance earlier to help build better communication skills.