Communicative Disorders: An Assessment Manual by Kenneth G. Shipley Ph.D., Julie G. McAfee M.A. (auth.)

By Kenneth G. Shipley Ph.D., Julie G. McAfee M.A. (auth.)

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Hand or toe syndactyly (webbing) or synostosis (joining of two bones) is also common, typically affecting the second through fourth digits. Conductive hearing loss, eleft palate, hyponasality, mouth breathing, and/or a forward posturing of the tongue are common symptoms associated with communicative disorders. Articulation problems related to structural abnormalities and/or hearing loss and language difficulties associated with mental retardation may be present. Brachman-de Lange Syndrome See Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.

This pro- cedure is usually performed when a child's adenoids enlarge and block the nasopharynx or eustachian tubes on a recurrent basis. The blockage often results in breathing difficulties or frequent bouts of otitis media. A successful adenoidectomy alleviates complications resulting from middle ear infections. Complications In most ca ses, there are no negative complications associated with an adenoidectomy. Velopharyngeal incompetence resulting in hypernasality occurs in rare ca ses. Allergies Description Allergies are physical disorders caused by hypersensitivity to substances that are eaten, inhaled, injected, or brought into contact with the skin.

The condition can also be acquired through damage to the nasal bones, nasal obstruction by a foreign object, or a nasal deformity. Complications Sinusitis is rare1y complicated. If untreated, however, the infection can spread to the bones or into the brain. Tinnitus Description Tinnitus is an unwanted ringing noise in the ear that varies in quality and pitch among people with the condition. Various descriptions of tinnitus have inc1uded a buzzing sound, a high-pitched whistle, a grinding noise, or a low-pitched roar.

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