Communication Disorder #1 - Speech
Posted on May 06 2015
Speech is the ability to articulate and pronounce speech sounds correctly and fluently. Speech is the verbal means of communicating and consists of the following:
- Articulation - How speech sounds are made (children must learn how to produce the "r" sound in order to say "rabbit" instead of "wabbit").
- Voice - Use of the vocal folds and breathing to produce sound.
- Fluency - The rhythm of speech (hesitations or stuttering can affect fluency).
(source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)