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Do speech impairments affect children differently than adults?

Speech impairments affect children differently than adults. Children are still developing their language and social skills, so speech impairments can delay their development or lead to psychosocial problems. Adults who develop speech impairments have already developed language and social skills. Speech impairments are also more common among children.

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