National Geographic : 2003 Jan
Catch speech, language and hearing problems early, and it can mean the difference between a child learning a sentence and serving one. When a child has a communication disorder, the feeling of isolation alone can be overwhelming. Making friends and succeeding in school can be next to impossible. More troubling, research shows that as many as 84% of incarcerated youths have problems communicating, and 70% of adult prisoners score in the lowest literacy levels. Fortunately, those same statistics show that with early identification and support, many children with communication disorders go on to develop the learning and literacy skills needed to succeed in school and in life. So be sure your child has the speech, language and hearing abilities to learn and keep up in class. AMERICAN sPEFCHLANGUAGE. no: "-"^^i^^^^^^^^^^^^^l^^^^ ADVERTISEMENT advertiser.connections Get more information from our advertising partners about the products and services they advertise in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. Remember, our advertisers help make possible the Society's mission of education, exploration and research. To find out more, point and click to the following URLs: Andersen Windows www.andersenwindows.com Archer Daniels Midland www.admworld.com Avandia www.avandia.com Canon www.canon.com Endless Pools www.endlesspools.com Expedia www.expedia.com lams Eukanuba Dog Food www.eukanuba.com Ford Taurus www.fordvehicles.com/taurus Hitchcock Shoes www.wideshoes.com Lexus www.lexus.com Mazda www.mazdausa.com Nissan www.nissandriven.com Ricoh www.ricoh.com Toyota www.toyota.com Vantage Press www.vantagepress.com For more information regarding National Geographic Society products, mission-related programs and membership to the National Geographic Society, log on to www.nationalgeographic.com.