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Speech Impairments

Any of a number of conditions that interfere with the individual?s ability to produce audible utterances to such a degree that the resultant sounds do not serve satisfactorily as the basic tool for oral expression. Speech difficulties fall into several categories: articulation problems in which speech sounds are omitted, replaced by substitute sounds or distorted; voice problems in which pitch, loudness or quality of voice are affected; and fluency problems including stuttering.

Taxonomy Code: YF-150.800

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