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Stuttering Disorder in Children
Words: 2323 Length: 8 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 36400832
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Communication and Learning Disorders
1) Describe your first experience with childhood-onset fluency disorder (Experiences you had with the first person you diagnosed/first time you heard your child had childhood-onset fluency disorder/first time you remember your childhood-onset fluency disorder being a problem).
Childhood-onset fluency disorder is also referred to as stuttering. John was having trouble pronouncing some of his words. While this had begun when he was younger, it had prolonged past the normal speech developmental period. When John was speaking one could see he was anxious and he was less comfortable with his speech. John kept on repeating syllables, prolonging the vocalization of vowels, and consonants, substituting words in order to avoid problematic words, and he would get frustrated when he tried to speak. He also had shortness of breath when he was speaking and this affected his speech. He would find it hard to complete sentences or express himself.…

Mash, E. J., & Wolfe, D. A. (2015). Abnormal Child Psychology. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Palumbo, M. L., Mody, M., Klykylo, W. M., McDougle, C. J., & Guenther, F. H. (2015). Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Communication Disorders. Psychiatry, 1, 706-721

Swallowing Disorders
Words: 575 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Reaction Paper Paper #: 86017017
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Swallowing Disorders
Swallowing disorders have attracted considerable attention in the healthcare sector in recent years. Numerous studies have been carried out in the past few years to examine various aspects of swallowing disorders. Nagami et al. (2017) conducted a study in which they examined discoordination between breathing and swallowing among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research was conducted on the premise that COPD is a major life-threatening ling disease across the globe. One of the major objectives in prevention and/or management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is preventing exacerbation, which has severe impacts on mortality, morbidity, and healthcare costs. In their previous research, Nagami et al. (2017) found that frequent COPD exacerbation is associated with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER). GER symptoms are mostly treated using a proton pump inhibitor, which was found to be ineffective in lessening COPD exacerbation. Existing literature has established a link between…

Nagami et al. (2017, May 2). Breathing-swallowing Discoordination is Associated with Frequent Exacerbations of COPD. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 4, 1-9.