Communication Disorders

Public Education on Communication Disorders

Communication is the essence of human life. Speech is the most effective mode of communication and is unique to human beings. Hearing is the most essential element for a person to speak clearly and effectively. When hearing and speech are affected, very often it results in a communication disorder. Communication disorder is a broad term including many conditions affecting one’s comprehension and expression of speech.

Communication disorders can be congenital (from birth) or acquired in nature. Disorders can range from mild to profound in severity. These disorders are attributed to factors such as genetic and hereditary factors, sensory-motor issues, environmental factors, emotional concerns, neurological causes etc.

The spectrum of communication disorders includes problems in speaking, hearing and cognition such as pronunciation difficulties, stuttering, speech and language disorders due to hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, voice problems etc.

 In this section we are trying to provide awareness on various commonly seen conditions affecting ones communication abilities in both children and adults.



AIISH Radio Talk (AIR, Mysore) by Director, Dr. M. Pushpavathi, AIISH, Mysuru on Overview of AIISH and Communication Disorders / ಆಯಿಷ್ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂವಹನ ನ್ಯೂನ್ಯತೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರೇಡಿಯೋ ಮಾತುಕತೆ.

AIISH Radio Talk (AIR, Mysore) with Director, Dr. M. Pushpavathi  & Dr. Sandeep, N., AIISH, Mysuru on World Hearing Day / ವಿಶ್ವ ಶ್ರವಣ ದಿನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ರೇಡಿಯೋ ಮಾತುಕತೆ.

Overview of AIISH / ಆಯಿಷ್ ಕುರಿತು ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಮಾಹಿತಿ by Dr. Pushpavathi, M., Director AIISH, Mysuru in Kannada (During Pandemic).

About services at AIISH / ಆಯಿಷ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವ ಸೇವೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ by Dr. Pushpavathi, M., Director, AIISH, Mysuru at TV9 Channel Program in Kannada.

Know about Special Educational Services at AIISH / ಆಯಿಷ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವ ವಿಶೇಷ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸೇವೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ by Ms. Shobha, B.N. and Ms.Vijayalakshmi, AIISH, Mysuru in Kannada.

Facilities and Concessions for Persons with Disability in Kannada | By Mr Prashanth | AIISH 



Know about the Academics Programs of AIISH, Mysuru by Dr. Jayashankar, AIISH, Mysuru in English

Know about the Clinical Services at AIISH by Dr. Sangeetha Mahesh, AIISH, Mysuru in English.


Overview of AIISH by Dr. S.P. Goswami & Dr. Prithi Venkatesh, AIISH, Mysuru in Hindi.

Know about the Academic Programs of AIISH by Dr. Alok Kumar Upadhyaya, AIISH, Mysuru in Hindi.


About AIISH by Dr. N. Sreedevi and Dr. Reuben T. Varghese, AIISH, Mysuru in Malayalam.


About AIISH by Dr. Vijetha, P and Dr. Rajkumar, R., AIISH, Mysuru, in Telugu.

Now let us look into each of these communication disorders in more detail.

List of various Communication Disorders
  1. Aphasia
  2. Autism
  3. Cerebral Palsy
  4. Cleft Lip palate
  5. Dementia
  6. Dysarthria
  7. Hearing Loss
  8. Intellectual Disability
  9. Laryngectomy
  10. Learning Disability
  11. Pronunciation Difficulties
  12. Stuttering
  13. Voice Problems