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Can I develop a speech impairment as an adult?

It is possible to develop a speech impairment as an adult. Speech impairments can be caused by conditions that develop later in life such as strokes and diseases that affect facial muscles. Injury to the brain can impair speech as well. Some of these adult speech impairments are more treatable than others.

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