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SPEECH DISORDERS

The signs and symptoms below relate to disorders or delays with speech sounds, fluency, and voice (volume and quality)

ARTICULATION / SPEECH SOUND DISORDER
Incorrect production of speech sounds due to difficulty with placement, timing, direction and speed of the lips, tongue, & jaw.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Omitting off sounds from words; like saying ‘coo’ instead of ‘school’
  • ​Adding sounds to words; like saying ‘puhlay’ instead of ‘play’
  •  Distorting sounds in words; like saying ‘thith’ instead of ‘this’
  •  Substituting sounds in words; like saying ‘wadio’ instead of ‘radio’

STUTTERING
Stuttering is characterized by interruption in speech and by specific types of disfluencies.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Repetitions of sounds and sounds; like ‘Let’s go out-out-out’
  • Prolongations of consonants when it isn’t for emphasis; like ‘sssssssometimes we stay home’
  • Avoidance behaviors; like avoidance of sounds, words, people, or situations that involve speaking.
  • ​Secondary behaviors, such as eye blinking and head nodding or other movements of the extremities, body, or face, or physical tension.

DYSARTHRIA

Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Slurred speech
  • ​Slow speech
  • ​Inability to speak louder than a whisper or speaking too loudly
  •  Rapid speech that is difficult to understand
  •  Nasal, raspy or strained voice
  •  Uneven or abnormal speech rhythm
  •  Uneven speech volume

VOICE DISORDERS

A voice disorder indicates problems in pitch, volume, tone, quality, loudness and other qualities of one's voice.

LANGUAGE DISORDERS

These signs and symptoms relate to late talkers with delays in learning and communicating words, meanings, or grammar.

RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

Receptive language disorder is a type of language disorder that affects the ability to understand spoken and sometimes written language.
A child with receptive language disorder may have trouble in understanding gestures, concepts and ideas, what he or she reads, learning new words, answering questions, following directions or identifying object.

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

Expressive language disorder is difficulty conveying or expressing information in speech, writing, sign language or gesture and struggle to put in a cohesive order to form meaningful sentences, telling stories, asking questions.

MIXED RECEPTIVE - EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE ISSUES

The child may struggle with both understanding and using language.

SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

Specific language impairment (SLI) is a communication disorder that interferes with the development of language skills in children, despite not having any hearing disorder or intellectual deficiency.
SLI can affect a child's speaking, listening, reading, and writing after a certain age and the impact can also persist into adulthood.

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