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Speech Impairment

  • No Speech

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  • Weak Speech

    Weak speech is a term that is often used to describe speech that is inaudible or difficult to understand to low voice volume or to vocal qualities such as breathiness.

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  • Unintelligible Speech

    The term unintelligible refers to speech that is very difficult for others to understand due to factors other than voice volume.  The term has no relation to the term intelligence.   Preferred methods of communication for individuals with unintelligible speech vary. In accommodating an individual with speech that is difficult to understand, a best practice is to get input from the individual and, if appropriate, their medical providers as to the communication methods that work best for a particular individual.

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  • Speech Disfluencies

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