Presentation Title

Communication Challenges of Speech-Impaired Children

Faculty Mentor

Nell Horowitz

Start Date

17-11-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:15 AM

Location

C153

Session

Oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Social Sciences

Communication Challenges of Speech-Impaired Children

Author: Jasmine M Romero, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Mentor: Nell C Horowitz, PhD., Communication Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The communication process is complex, requiring two or more parties to send and receive verbal and nonverbal messages, while constant noises interfere either physical, physiological, psychological, or semantic. As if this process was not already complicated, what would happen if the one of the parties had a speech disorder? In examining the challenges speech-impaired children face through their daily communication process, society will be more aware and understanding of these challenges. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, extensive research has not been conducted and the minimal studies available simply conclude: communication challenges do exist in speech-impaired individuals. This study will uncover which communication challenges are most commonly persistent among speech-impaired children as noted by the parent or guardian of the child. The key terms used by the parents or guardians were as follows: no social skills, confidence, friends, attention, and anxiety. The main challenges the parents and guardians of disabled children noted in their posts were their children’s tendency to be blunt, hindered relationships, some children shut-down completely when anxious or disinterested, denying any type of interaction to occur, their child’s lack of social skills did not allow them to play or act properly around others, and once their child is aware they are different from others, their confidence deteriorates. All of these challenges have complicated the child’s communication process.

Summary of research results to be presented

The key terms used by the parents or guardians were as follows: no social skills, confidence, friends, attention, and anxiety. The main challenges the parents and guardians of disabled children noted in their posts were their children’s tendency to be blunt, hindered relationships, some children shut-down completely when anxious or disinterested, denying any type of interaction to occur, their child’s lack of social skills did not allow them to play or act properly around others, and once their child is aware they are different from others, their confidence deteriorates. All of these challenges have complicated the child’s communication process.

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Nov 17th, 10:00 AM Nov 17th, 10:15 AM

Communication Challenges of Speech-Impaired Children

C153

Social Sciences

Communication Challenges of Speech-Impaired Children

Author: Jasmine M Romero, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Mentor: Nell C Horowitz, PhD., Communication Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The communication process is complex, requiring two or more parties to send and receive verbal and nonverbal messages, while constant noises interfere either physical, physiological, psychological, or semantic. As if this process was not already complicated, what would happen if the one of the parties had a speech disorder? In examining the challenges speech-impaired children face through their daily communication process, society will be more aware and understanding of these challenges. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, extensive research has not been conducted and the minimal studies available simply conclude: communication challenges do exist in speech-impaired individuals. This study will uncover which communication challenges are most commonly persistent among speech-impaired children as noted by the parent or guardian of the child. The key terms used by the parents or guardians were as follows: no social skills, confidence, friends, attention, and anxiety. The main challenges the parents and guardians of disabled children noted in their posts were their children’s tendency to be blunt, hindered relationships, some children shut-down completely when anxious or disinterested, denying any type of interaction to occur, their child’s lack of social skills did not allow them to play or act properly around others, and once their child is aware they are different from others, their confidence deteriorates. All of these challenges have complicated the child’s communication process.