Speech Disorders Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Nationwide
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide claims attorneys know a speech disorder, or speech impairment, is a communication disorder that makes it difficult to speak normally. Speech disorders can affect a person’s ability to produce sounds that form words.
Some symptoms of a speech disorder include:
- Interjecting extra sounds or words.
- Repetition of sounds, words, or parts of words or phrases.
- Speech that is difficult to understand.
- Speech that is too quiet and weak.
- Speech that sounds slurred, too fast, or too slow.
Some types of speech disorders include:
- Childhood apraxia of speech.
- Orofacial myofunctional disorders.
- Speech sound disorders.
Because of the nature of speech disorders, they can be a sign of physical or developmental differences that keep individuals from achieving or maintaining gainful employment.
This is where disability insurance can make an essential difference in their lives.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate people living with speech disorders. We want to help.
Our national speech disorders disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders through the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions, compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities, and negotiating with their private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits they are entitled to for their impairment.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When are Speech Disorders Considered Impairments?
Speech disorders are considered impairments when they significantly interfere with an individual’s communication ability, impacting daily activities, education, employment, and social interactions.
Speech disorders encompass a range of conditions that affect a person’s ability to produce sounds, form words, and communicate verbally. The severity and impact of the disorder can vary widely, influencing the determination of impairment.
Here are some considerations for when speech disorders may be considered impairments:
- Communication Limitations
If a speech disorder significantly limits a person’s ability to express themselves verbally or to be understood by others, it may be considered an impairment.
Speech disorders can affect a person’s ability to participate in educational activities. If the disorder hinders communication in a way that interferes with learning or academic progress, it may be considered an impairment.
- Occupational Implications
Speech disorders can impact a person’s ability to perform specific jobs, especially those that require effective verbal communication. The nature of the job and the necessary degree of communication are key factors.
- Social and Interpersonal Functioning
Speech disorders can affect social interactions and relationships. It may be considered an impairment if the disorder leads to communication barriers, isolation, or difficulty in participating in social activities.
- Cognitive and Emotional Impact
The cognitive and emotional impact of a speech disorder is an important consideration. If the disorder contributes to frustration, anxiety, or reduced self-esteem, it may contribute to overall impairment.
The duration and severity of speech disorder symptoms are crucial considerations. Chronic or severe speech disorders that persist over time and significantly impair overall functioning may be viewed as impairments.
The effectiveness of treatment in managing speech disorder symptoms is also considered. If speech therapy or other interventions do not adequately address the communication challenges, it may contribute to the severity of impairment.
Healthcare professionals, including speech-language pathologists and other specialists, often determine impairment due to speech disorders. The evaluation may involve assessing the specific aspects of speech affected, such as articulation, fluency, or voice quality.
It is important to note that speech disorders are diverse, ranging from developmental disorders in children to acquired disorders in adults. Treatment options may include speech therapy, assistive communication devices, and other interventions tailored to the specific needs of the individual. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of a speech disorder, seeking professional help for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate management is crucial. If you are preparing to file a disability claim for a speech disorder or have already been denied benefits, we can help.
Whether your disability insurance coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy, we have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders nationwide deserve.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:
Contact our Skilled Speech Disorder Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national speech disorder disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential case assessment so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.