Chapter 3, Slide G - Communication Disorders: General Information
a. Organic: identifiable physical cause, such as cleft palate, cerebral palsy, etc.
b. Functional: no identifiable physical cause. May be due to imitation of a role model, or just faulty learning.
3. Age: prognostic implications of age, younger is better.
- Preschool (infant, toddler, preschooler)
- Elementary (lower-grades 1-3, middle-grades 4-6, upper-grades 7-8)
3) Adolescent (high school)
- Young adult (18-30)
- Adult (31-55)
- Geriatric (young-old: 55-64, middle-old: 65-74, old-old: 75+