Signs of a Voice Disorder in a Child

  • Uses a hoarse or breathy voice
  • Uses a nasal-sounding voice

What Parents Can Do

  • See a doctor if your child sounds hoarse or breathy or has a nasal-sounding voice
  • Tell your child not to shout or scream
  • Keep your child away from cigarette smoke

Know the Signs of Speech and Language Disorders in Children

Signs of common speech and language disorders in adults and children between birth to 4 years of age, an important stage in early detection of communication disorders.

Signs of a Language Disorder
Signs of a Speech Sound Disorder
Signs of Stuttering (Disfluency)
Signs of a Voice Disorder
Signs of Hearing Loss

Information taken from Identify the Signs – a campaign by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)