SPEECH LANGUAGE OR IMPAIRMENTS

There are three types of speech impairments. They are articulation disorders, fluency disorders, and voice disorders. Articulation disorders omit, substitute, or distort words such as bo for boat, wabbit for rabbit, or shlip for sip.

Fluency disorders deal with more difficulties with the rhythm and timing of speech, which can lead to stuttering (rapid-fire repetition of consonant and vowel sounds), or cluttering (fast and jerky speech). Speech therapists help patients work through and hopefully overcome these disorders. Our specialists work closely with speech therapists to ensure all causes of these disorders are addressed and worked on.